Could you be our Chief People Officer?

A message from Chief Executive Tracy Bullock

Tracy BullockThe University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is a hugely ambitious Trust. We want all our patients, staff, and partners to reach their potential, and we're extremely proud of our hospitals (Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital at Stafford) and our people.

With an annual turnover of c£980m and over 11,500 dedicated staff we are one of the country’s largest University Trusts and provide a wide range of acute and specialist healthcare services to our local populations in Staffordshire, South Cheshire and Shropshire as well as being a Major Trauma Centre for a wider population of 3 million people. Our services represent more than half of the Staffordshire health and social care economy and we are working collaboratively with our system partners and our public to integrate services, deliver more of these closer to home and create a sustainable model for the future.

Over the last few years, we have achieved significant improvements in the quality and efficiency of our services and we continue to deliver an ambitious programme of work aligned with our ‘Vision2025’ to deliver exceptional care with exceptional people. Supporting delivery of this is our recently introduced quality improvement programme ‘Improving Together’ which empowers our staff and enable them to be the best they can be. Our last CQC inspection in 2021 rated our services as Outstanding for Caring and we continue our journey to improve our overall rating.

I am very proud of how our staff responded to the multiple surges of Covid-19 and what we have achieved during this challenging time. We are well on the road to recovering our services from the impact of the pandemic but there is much to do to support our staff and this will remain an ongoing priority for us and our partners in the newly formed Staffordshire and Stoke Integrated Care System. Our system wide workstreams and priorities to improve our population’s health, reduce health inequalities and provide the best possible outcomes, care and patient experience are key areas of focus in our transformation. We have made significant progress in tackling some very long standing financial and operational challenges and are looking for our next Chief People Officer to support us on this journey to excellence.