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What a Mann! Dr Jonathan Retires After More Than 30 Years at the Trust

What a Mann! Dr Jonathan Retires After More Than 30 Years at the Trust

Date of release: 12 February 2021

A hugely respected and long-serving consultant at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is to retire after a distinguished career of more than three decades with the organisation. Dr Jonathan Mann, a Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, has been with the Trust since 1989.

A former Clinical Director of Medicine, Dr Mann retires at the end of February having held many other advisory roles. He has been chairman of the regional Specialist Registrars (SpR) training committee, a lead for TB, asthma, pleural and interstitial lung disease services, chair of the research and ethics committee, and a principle investigator on numerous National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) studies.

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Tributes have been paid to Dr Mann in recognition of his body of work at the Trust. Dr Lee Dowson, Associate Medical Director for Quality Improvement, said: “The main reason I wanted to work at RWT was the opportunity to work with Jonathan. He is a great physician and one of the nicest guys you could meet. He is largely responsible for the positive and supportive culture within the respiratory department we have today and why so many fantastic colleagues have chosen to work here.

“He is genuinely interested in people and, in non-lockdown times, is the life and soul of the party whenever we get a chance to get together as a team outside work – he is always the last man standing on the dance floor! We will truly miss him.”

Dr Richard Carter PhD FRCP, Clinical Director and Consultant Physician, said: “Jonathan Mann is one the most widely respected people in our Trust, as a physician but also on a personal basis. He is also well known for his work ethic and ability to support people, and this is reflected in the wide variety of roles he has occupied at RWT and the lasting contribution he has made. We all hope he thoroughly enjoys a well-deserved retirement, and while our team will also very much miss him in work, I’m sure he will continue to join our social events, COVID permitting!”

Joanne Banton and Joy Furnival, both secretaries to Dr Mann, said in a joint statement: “We would both like to express how much we have enjoyed working with you over the years. We have both known you a very long time and also your lovely family. We wish you all the very best for your well-deserved retirement and look forward to celebrating with you in the future. Enjoy.”

At 67 and currently working part-time, Dr Mann is about to start a new chapter in his life. Based in Brewood, he intends to spend more time with his family, partner Sonia, children Toby and Clare and four grandchildren – and take things a little easier. But he will continue to keep fit by cycling regularly and walking.

All at the Trust wish Dr Mann a very long and happy retirement.

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