Leadership Appointments

Dear Candidate

Thank you for your interest in University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust and this fabulous opportunity to join our Board in as our new Associate Non-executive Director (NED). I hope that you enjoy finding out more about our Trust, our values, ambitions and how you could play your part and share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the Trust..

We are by any measure a large and complex organisation and are one of the country’s largest University hospitals. We have an annual income of c£840m and over 11,000 dedicated staff operating across two busy acute sites at Royal Stoke University Hospital and the County Hospital in Stafford. We provide a wide range of acute and specialist healthcare services to our local populations in Staffordshire, South Cheshire and Shropshire and are also a Major Trauma Centre for a wider population of three million people stretching from Anglesey to the Peak District.

We have already made significant progress in tackling significant financial and operational challenges and exited Financial Special Measures in November 2020. We have also started to put in place a quality improvement programme of ‘Improving Together’; which will embed quality improvement as a fundamental part of our culture. Of course, layered over this for the last two years our staff have responded with resilience, professionalism and compassion to the pressure and demand of delivering care and supporting colleagues during a global pandemic.

The Board has developed as a highly collaborative and cohesive unit which is caring, positive and determined. We are all committed to facing the scale of our challenges and united in our belief that we have all the ingredients required to become outstanding. The building blocks are in place and with the right leadership focus I believe we can fulfil our vision to be a top university teaching hospital nationally and play a central role locally in the successful transformation of health and care services for the future.

This is an opportunity to bring your leadership experience to the Board of one of the country’s largest university hospitals and help us to achieve our huge potential.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and can bring your energy and experience to make your mark in this challenging and rewarding position, then I do encourage you to read further on this site and contact our retained consultants at GatenbySanderson X on x in the first instance for a confidential discussion.

I look forward to meeting you during the process and discussing the unique contribution you can make in our journey.

David Wakefield, Chairman

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