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 executive officer*

Ian Howard, interim chief financial officer*

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

Paul Grundy, chief medical officer *

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

Gail Byrne, chief nursing officer  *

  • 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

Joe Teape, chief operating officer *

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

Steve Harris, chief people officer *

  • HR management
  • Recruitment,
  • Employee relations
  • Organisational development
  • Staff engagement
  • Education, training and, development
  • People strategy/ workforce planning
  • Staff health and wellbeing (inc OccupationalHealth)
  • Communications
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Charitable funds

Andrew Asquith, director of planning, performance and productivity

  • CIP management and delivery
  • Productivity improvement
  • Performance reporting and management
  • National and local insight and intelligence
  • Annual planning
  • Business casesS
  • Strategic and annual demand

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