Today we are shining a light on Dr Renarta Rowe, Deputy Head of Clinical Effectiveness for the Quality Improvement and Clinical Effectiveness team, who was nominated by Maddy Rahim-Rasool. Maddy said:

“Dr Rowe practices and promotes all of the Trust Values and is a well-respected individual at BSMHFT. Her commitment to quality and improving the care we provide as a Trust is phenomenal. She always goes above and beyond to spread the message around quality improvement and clinical effectiveness and brings together the pockets of work on similar topics to ensure we work cohesively as a Trust. Her commitment to her team, our team, and the wider Trust shines through in the million tasks she juggles at one time, working with teams across the Trust and ensuring the right people are involved in workstreams relevant to their roles. She has always been a role model for me, and I am sure many will agree when I say that her compassion and inclusivity is embedded through everything she does.”

Dr Rowe was asked what equality, diversity and inclusion means to her. She said:

“I was the first person in my family to go to university and this has always kept me focused on what I feel really matters in healthcare, which is the experience of patients and their families, and how we as healthcare professionals listen to this feedback.

I have also always been passionate about fairness and equity of access to opportunities and ensuring that people are recognised for their skills and achievements, no matter what their role or background might be. This means that our equality, inclusion, and diversity work within BSMHFT is really important and should run through everything we do every day – with service users, their families and friends, and with colleagues. If we all treat each other as we would like to be treated, every day, we will be on the right track!”

Dr Renarta Rowe