Mark Oxley, Head of Clinical Services, leaves the PTC for a new post and hands the role over to our new Clinical Lead, Sarah Ward.
Mark Oxley, our Head of Clinical Services, is leaving us at the end of this month to take up a new appointment as the Head of Clinical Services at the Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF).
Mark has been at The PTC for over 15 years, first as our Head Physiotherapist and latterly as the first Head of Clinical Services. He has made a huge contribution to The PTC during this time both clinically and more widely. He has always been full of good ideas, willing and receptive to look at things differently and move The PTC forward. Mark has never been afraid to challenge the status quo and has been responsible for a number of good new ideas and initiatives at the PTC, always giving us his best. He has also been good fun to have around the Centres, taking his work seriously but not himself and has always been ready to contribute to some of the more fun and relaxed aspects of the work in the Centre. We will definitely miss Mark, but there is no doubt that our loss is the IJF’s gain. We hope to keep in touch with some shared work in the future.
However, much as we will miss Mark, one person’s departure provides an opportunity for another individual to step forward. We are therefore really pleased to announce that the charity is appointing Sarah Ward, our Head Physiotherapist at Harrogate, into the role of The PTC Head of Clinical Services with effect from 1st April. Sarah is a brilliant Physiotherapist who has been at the PTC for 14 years. She is superbly well qualified with extensive wider professional experience including providing physiotherapy support at Olympic Team level. Sarah is really looking forward to the next challenge personally and she will undoubtedly have some good ideas for how we might improve our clinical provision at The PTC. We are satisfied that our overarching Clinical Lead will remain in safe hands.