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Matthew Hopkins, Chief Executive

"We are seeking a values-driven and inspirational leader, able to evidence a track record of operating at Board level to lead and effectively manage change in large complex environments."

Matthew Hopkins, Chief Executive

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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust provides hospital-based services from three main sites - the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, Kidderminster Hospital...

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Our mission is to work together with our partners in health and social care to provide safe, effective, personalised and integrated care for local people...

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Thank you for your interest in Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and our Chief Nursing Officer. It is an exciting time for our Trust, as the new leadership team deliver on our purpose of Putting Patients First enabled by our 4ward culture change programme.

Our new Clinical Service Strategy sets out a blueprint where we can make better use of our hospital sites, our beds, theatres, appointment slots and other capacity. We are addressing the staffing challenges that affect our ability to deliver sustainable services and are implementing new and improved ways of working. We will work with new and existing partners to provide the most effective services as close as possible to our patients’ homes. We will deliver better experience, better outcomes, at lower cost, and in a way that reduces health inequalities.

The role of Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) is a pivotal role responsible for the overall development and leadership of the nursing, midwifery, Allied Health Professions (AHP) and Clinical Scientist workforce with executive accountability for quality, safety risk, clinical governance and patient experience. Through excellent leadership the CNO will enable the delivery of high quality of care in line with our vision, strategic objectives and 4ward signature behaviours. This means providing the best safest patient experience and best possible patient outcomes by putting patients first. You will develop a professional culture that supports, recruits, nurtures, develops and retains a compassionate, skilled and flexible workforce. This includes enabling diversity in all its forms, a culture of learning and improvement and an ability to lead service innovation and transformation.

We are seeking a values-driven and inspirational leader, able to evidence a track record of operating at Board level to lead and effectively manage change in large complex environments. With an understanding of the current strategic and political landscape in the NHS; and experience of operating within such a context to balance the dual priorities of quality improvement and cost improvement, the appointed individual will demonstrate resilience and exceptional strategic skills. Above all else, a commitment to working through others and across organisational boundaries in order to affect the greatest and most impactful change for the populations we serve will be imperative. 

I hope you will enjoy exploring the information available on this site. I would also encourage you to speak to our recruitment advisors at GatenbySanderson; Melanie Shearer on 07785 616 548 or Emma Pickup on 0113 205 6289 .

I look forward to meeting you during the process.

Matthew Hopkins, Chief Executive

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