May 282019

Chair - University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

We are looking for an exceptional leader to chair University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust. This is a unique opportunity to help shape the future of local services by sharing your talents and expertise to help transform the trust and make a positive difference to your community.

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University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW) is responsible for two hospitals, University Hospital in Coventry and the Hospital of St. Cross, Rugby. They also deliver a range of services across the West Midlands region.

The Trust was first established in Coventry in 1992 and expanded to include Rugby in 1998, and between them, their two hospitals serve a population of over a million people. Every year UHCW provide more than 800,000 episodes of care to patients from across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. Their Trauma and emergency departments are amongst the busiest in the UK, treating per year with some of the leading interventional radiologists adjacent to pinpoint and reduce trauma. UHCW’s maternity services deliver over 6,000 babies per year with unique services such as a dedicated Centre for Reproductive Medicine. The Trust is proud that year on year their Cancer Services perform best in the region, indeed in the country.

They provide both emergency and elective care and specialise in cardiology, neurosurgery, stroke, joint replacements, in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and maternal health, diabetes and kidney transplants. They are also a designated Major Trauma and Cancer Centre.

We are looking for candidates who want to use their energy, skills and experience to help drive the delivery of sustainable healthcare services for the people of Coventry and Warwickshire and some surrounding areas.

For more information, please contact Carmel Gibbons or Peter Mason at Odgers Berndtson on 020 7518 2641. To request an information pack and for general enquiries contact Leslie Horn at NHS Improvement on 0300 123 2057 or by emailing

The closing date for application is 21 June 2019 at 12 noon. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a stakeholder event at the Trust either w/c 8 July or w/c 15 July 2019. Final panel interviews will be held on 24 July 2019 in Derby.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We believe that the best boards are those that reflect the communities they serve.

We particularly welcome applications from women, people from the local black and minority ethnic communities, and disabled people who we know are under-represented in chair and non-executive roles.

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Code of Governance to ensure that they are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed

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