Executive Chief Nurse Recruitment

Welcome from Sir Jim Mackey, Chief Executive Officer

Welcome to Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and thank you for your interest in this role.  

We have over 2 million patient contacts each year in our main hospitals, making us one of the biggest providers of specialist care in the UK, and we serve people from across the whole of the North East, North Cumbria and beyond. We are continuing our journey for our system’s plans for greater collaboration to develop, enhance, and improve clinical pathways resulting in better patient experience and outcomes.  

We form a key part of one of Europe’s leading centres for research and innovation in partnership with Newcastle University and the University of Northumbria in Newcastle, and through our work with the National Institute of Health Research. We are a core member of the North-East and North Cumbria Academic Health Science Network (NENC AHSN) and Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA), and we continue to attract major awards and commercial opportunities to the North East.  

We acknowledge that we are living in very challenging times and our Trust has much work to do to improve our performance and improve services. This will start with responding to the findings of the CQC inspection of which the postholder will play a key role. The Board and I are fully committed to achieving this and to re-establishing the Trust as one of the highest performing in the country. This pivotal role will provide professional leadership – and will be a visible role model – for our nurses, midwives and AHPs as we develop, ensuring that patient safety, quality of care and the experience of patients and their families are central to all we do.    

I hope the chance to join us at a time of change and opportunity encourages you to look at the details in this recruitment site. I look forward to speaking with you during the process.  

Kind regards

Sir Jim Mackey

Chief Executive Officer