Divisions and departments

Key members of staff reporting direct to the chief executive, including the executive directors of the trust, each have a portfolio of responsibilities:

[* indicates executive director]

David French, chief financial officer *

  • Financial management
  • Financial strategy
  • Investment and ROI
  • Audit
  • Procurement
  • Capital programme management
  • Estates
  • Commercial development

Dr Derek Sandeman, medical director *

  • Research and development
  • Clinical effectiveness
  • Clinical practice and outcomes
  • Professional regulation and standards (doctors and consultants)
  • GP relationships

Gail Byrne, director of nursing and organisational development *

  • Governance and patient safety
  • Education and leadership development
  • Patient experience
  • Clinical practice and outcomes
  • Professional regulation and standards (nursing and professions allied to medicine)
  • Complaints and patient support services
  • Caldicott guardian
  • Human resources
  • Volunteers 
  • End of life care
  • Safeguarding
  • Fundraising

Caroline Marshall, chief operating officer *

  • Major incident planning
  • Security, including Prevent strategies
  • Exec lead for major trauma
  • Exec lead for cancer
  • Divisions A-D
  • Public relations
  • Patient involvement and engagement
  • Communications
  • Membership services
  • GP engagement

Jane Hayward, director of transformation and improvement *

  • Transformation programme
  • Cost improvement programme
  • IT and information governance
  • Performance management of quality and access targets
  • Whole system changes
  • External provider relationships
  • Senior information risk owner (SIRO)
  • Strategy
  • Contracting and commissioning
  • Business and capacity planning

Amanda Lowe, associate director of corporate affairs

  • Risk management
  • Policy management
  • Freedom of Information (FOI)

Divisions A to D

The Trust’s four divisions report to the chief operating officer.

Division A

Surgery, cancer care, critical care and theatres

Division B

Emergency medicine, specialist medicine, ophthalmology and pathology

Division C

Women and newborn, child health and support services

Division D

Cardiovascular and thoracic, neurosciences, trauma and orthopaedics, radiology