Professor Rowland, who, as well as being Consultant in Children’s Emergency Medicine at NMGH, is also Honorary Professor for Children’s Rights, Law, and Advocacy at the University of Salford, said: “I’m delighted to be awarded Senior Fellowship of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management in recognition of my contribution to leadership and management in the health sector.
“Patients, colleagues, and healthcare systems require the very best leaders and I consider that this award is reflective of the superb support and encouragement that has been offered by the NHS organisations I work for, the university, and other health-focused organisations I’ve been associated with, to enable me to develop as a senior healthcare leader.”
Senior Fellowship of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM) is awarded to members of the faculty who are General Medical Council (GMC) or General Dental Council (GDC) registered and who have made a significant contribution to leadership and management in the health sector. Senior Fellowship has been awarded to only 89 people so far since the launch of the Faculty.
The Faculty’s vision is to inspire and promote excellence in medical leadership to drive continuous improvement in health and healthcare in the UK.
Professor Rowland holds several senior leadership roles including a Non-Executive Director post, Chair of the Board of Trustees of registered charity SicKids, and Lead Employer Medical Director at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust for over 10,500 people in specialty training. He has over 17 years of national, and more than 10 years of international, clinical and leadership experience and expertise.
Ian Lurcock, Chief Executive of NMGH, said: “I am delighted to congratulate Professor Rowland on this fantastic achievement. Alongside leading his clinical work in paediatric emergency medicine at NMGH he is an Honorary Professor in the School of Health and Society at the University of Salford where his research focusses on improving the lives of children and young people in Greater Manchester and globally.”