Retroscreen Virology’s Dr Martin Johnson Appointed to Responsible Officer

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Retroscreen Virology, the leading UK life sciences company, has announced that Dr. Martin Johnson has been appointed to “Responsible Officer” within the organisation.

Retroscreen Virology, the leading UK life sciences company, has announced that Dr. Martin Johnson has been appointed to “Responsible Officer” within the organisation.

With immediate effect, Dr Johnson will have delegated authority from the GMC and NHS England to act as the recognised approver for the revalidation of doctors working within Retroscreen.

As a specialist organisation, which employs doctors, the role of Responsible Officer at Retroscreen Virology will involve developing appraisal systems, responding to concerns, making revalidation recommendations and supporting doctors to provide safer healthcare.

NHS England regional teams provide an e-learning module for all new ROs, as well as four quarterly network meetings every year which Responsible Officers are expected to attend and actively participate in. This training also provides a valuable opportunity for responsible officers to exchange ideas and expertise and learn best practice.

The Medical Profession (‘Responsible Officer’) Regulations became effective on 1 January 2011 and were amended on 1 April 2013 (The Medical Profession (Responsible Officers) (Amendment) Regulations 2013). The regulations state that all designated bodies, of which Retroscreen is one, nominate or appoint a responsible officer (RO).

About Retroscreen Virology

Retroscreen Virology Group plc (“Retroscreen”) is a rapidly growing life sciences company based in the UK pioneering a technology platform called hVIVO which uses human models of disease involving healthy volunteers to discover and study new drugs and diagnostics. To date, Retroscreen has conducted over 35 clinical studies, involving more than 1800 volunteers for a range of leading industry, governmental and academic clients.

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