Tomorrow, Nottingham and NUH says goodbye to one of the NHS's finest leaders, Peter Homa. Thank you to Peter for all he has done over the last 11 years at NUH to improve clinical outcomes, patient and staff experience at NUH. Peter has left a lasting legacy. His achievements are considerable, and include achieving a CQC 'good' rating for NUH (and 'outstanding' for leadership), the Trust becoming the East Midlands Major Trauma Centre, Biomedical Research Unit and Centre status for Nottingham, as well as positioning the Trust as a leader in openness and transparency.
Last week’s news that the NHS is to continue benefitting from Peter's experience as the first Chair of the NHS Leadership Academy is great news. A superb appointment of a superb leader. Best of luck for the future Peter, and one final thank you for all you have done to improve care for patients in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and across the NHS over the last 37 years. Happy retirement!
I look forward to the future and what it holds. There are strong foundations in place on which NUH must now build. We welcome Tracy to NUH on Monday, when she takes over officially as the Trust's new Chief Executive. And what an appointment Tracy is. She joins NUH with a strong track record of success, bringing 30 years’ experience as an NHS leader and having begun her career as a nurse. Importantly, Tracy brings to Nottingham experience of working in and leading in complex health and social care systems, which will prove invaluable as we seek to strengthen NUH’s contribution to the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership and our long-term partnership with a Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Over the coming months, Tracy will more intimately get to know NUH and its staff and the health and social care system. The Board will soon publish its new 5-year strategy which will sets out our priorities in the years to come.