Executive Recruitment
Professor Ebrahim Adia, Chair

"This role will require an individual with strategic vision and a naturally collaborative style; comfortable in operating in a system environment at a local, regional and national level."

Professor Ebrahim Adia, Chair

Welcome

Dear Candidate

Thank you for your interest in the role of Chief Executive of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  I hope that you will enjoy exploring this site to find out more about our Organisation and this exciting position. 

As Chair of the Trust, I have been struck by the dedication, commitment and enthusiasm of our staff since I joined the Board in 2019. This is an incredibly challenging yet pivotal time to take up the leadership of the Trust as we look to increase our collaboration with our partners, continue to improve the quality of our services and help shape the development of the new hospitals programme for the region. All with the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, which will continue to place considerable pressure on the Trust and the NHS.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a complex organisation by any measure.  We employ over 8000 staff, working across a wide range of services to provide the highest standards of compassionate, safe care that give our patients a positive experience.  As one of the largest acute trusts in the country, we provide a full range of general hospital services to 450,000 residents in Preston, Chorley and South Ribble, as well as specialist care to 1.8m residents across the wider Lancashire and South Cumbria region. 

We excel in research, innovation and teaching and we truly believe in developing and empowering our staff to reach their full potential.  Serving a diverse population, we are focused on improving the health and wellbeing of our whole population.  Following a challenging year responding to the pandemic we are focused on the recovery of our services alongside an acceleration in our role as a key system partner both locally and regionally in integrating health and care services for our populations. 

This role will require an individual with strategic vision and a naturally collaborative style; comfortable in operating in a system environment at a local, regional and national level.  This will be an opportunity for you to inspire the Trust during a period of rapid transformation in the delivery of health and care services in Lancashire and South Cumbria. There will be competing priorities to manage, and our Chief Executive will need to quickly build trust and credibility at all levels. This is a career defining opportunity to lead a dynamic and ambitious organisation and to make a significant contribution to developing the culture and conditions for successful integration of health and care services for populations across Lancashire and South Cumbria.

If this challenge appeals to you we encourage you to contact Richard Murphy, Michelle Shirley or Emma Pickup at GatenbySanderson on 07393 013 067 for a discussion in confidence.

We warmly welcome your interest in our Trust and look forward to meeting you during the process.

Professor Ebrahim Adia, Chair


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