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Executive Medical Director

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University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
Attractive salary
Closing date:
24th May
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
Monday 24th May 2021
Preliminary interviews with GatenbySanderson
w/c 31st May 2021
Final Panel Interviews
Friday 25th June 2021

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The University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is an ambitious Trust. We want all our patients, staff, and partners to reach their potential, and we are proud of our hospitals (Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital at Stafford) and our people. With an annual turnover of c£840m and over 11,000 dedicated staff we are one of the country’s largest University Trusts and provide a wide range of acute and specialist healthcare services to our local populations in Staffordshire, South Cheshire and Shropshire as well as being a Major Trauma Centre for a wider population of 3 million people.

We are on a mission to provide the best possible experience across our services, transforming the relationship between our patients, our health and care system, our staff and the Trust and creating a culture of continuous improvement.  We've an ambitious programme of work underway aligned with our ‘Vision2025’ to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Our new Executive Medical Director will join a cohesive and inspiring Board team focused on putting patients and staff at the heart of all our strategic decisions.  As we respond to the ongoing challenges presented by Covid-19, this role will provide professional and compassionate leadership to our dedicated medical staff, supporting their well-being through and beyond these unprecedented times.  This is a broad role responsible for Medical engagement, progression of our ambitions for embedding research and innovation and for assuring the Board of the quality and safety of our services.  A visible and strategic leader you will also work proactively with our system colleagues in our ‘Together We’re Better’ partnership as we focus on making Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent the healthiest places to live and work.

We are seeking an empowering Medical leader with a strong track record of experience at Board level in a complex acute environment.  Passionate about quality improvement and patient safety you will have the opportunity to work with a truly inspirational workforce and a dedicated Board team.  We strongly believe we have the potential and determination required to be an outstanding organisation and we are seeking an inclusive leader who shares our vision and our values. This is an unrivalled opportunity to effect change and transformation across our organisation and system to proudly improve services for our communities.

To learn more about us, this role and for a confidential discussion, contact Richard Murphy or Emma Pickup of GatenbySanderson on 07393 013 067.

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