Leadership Appointments

Welcome from Dr Anthony Cadwgan, Divisional Chair for Medicine & Urgent Care

Dear Applicant,

Thank you for expressing an interest in the post of Associate Director Medicine & Urgent Care at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust. We hope that you will find this appointment brief interesting and of value.

We are a large and complex Division operating across two hospital sites. We want to become the best and will achieve this by putting our patients first, creating the best place to work, empowering our staff and creating a culture of improvement. In order to achieve this, we have undertaken significant restructure within the Division, creating two sub triumvirate Divisional teams – one for Medicine and one for Urgent Care.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate for our Associate Director for Medicine & Urgent Care Division post who can provide strong and supportive leadership to a team of 2,800 staff and manage c£210m income budget; someone who will help     us shape the future of our hospitals through an engaging and visible leadership   style. We are looking for an experienced leader that has a versatile, dynamic and transparent style that fits with our organisational values. Your experience to date will mean that you have a proven track record of delivery and transformation of services in a complex NHS Acute Trust through interpersonal and organisational skills that embeds the highest quality of service for our patients within our large teaching hospital. Working at Sub Board level this post would suit someone with ambition to be a Board member within 2 to 3 years.

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust has an annual income of c£840m and over 11,000 dedicated staff operating across our two busy acute sites at Royal Stoke University Hospital and the County Hospital at Stafford. We provide a wide range of acute and specialist healthcare service to our local populations in Staffordshire, South Cheshire and Shropshire and are also a Major Trauma Centre to a wider population of 3 million people stretching from Anglesey to the Peak District. As a University hospital we have strong links with Keele University for research, innovation and learning.

At UHNM we have created a unique set of values and promises which were developed by staff, patients and carers. Our values are: Together, Compassion, Safe and Improving. If you share our values, then we want to hear from you.

This is an exciting, high profile senior opportunity for an exceptional candidate. If, after reading this candidate briefing, you would like to discuss the role further, informally and in confidence, please do not hesitate to contact Richard Murphy or Michelle Shirley at GatenbySanderson on 07393 013067. 

Yours faithfully

Dr Anthony Cadwgan, Divisional Chair for Medicine & Urgent Care