Tracy Taylor has been appointed the new Chief Executive of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH), which runs QMC, Nottingham City Hospital and Ropewalk House.
Tracy will replace Peter Homa, who retires this Autumn after 11 years as Chief Executive at NUH and 27 years’ service to the NHS as Chief Executive.
Tracy has worked in the NHS for over 30 years and is a nurse by background. She is currently Chief Executive of Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Speaking about her appointment, Tracy said: “I am both delighted and proud to be appointed as NUH’s next Chief Executive. The Trust has dedicated staff, delivering excellent care. Through even closer working with our key system partners, I am confident that together we will create a very bright future for healthcare in Nottinghamshire. I look forward to joining the Trust later in the year, meeting staff and system partners and leading NUH in its journey from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding.'”
NUH Chair, Eric Morton, said: “NUH, Nottinghamshire and the NHS has benefitted significantly from Peter’s values-based leadership, wisdom, and unwavering commitment to improving patient care and staff experience. Under Peter’s leadership, patient care and safety has improved year-on-year and NUH has been rated a ‘good’ organisation by the Care Quality Commission. I am sorry that we will lose Peter’s superb leadership and in many cases unrivalled experience, though now we must build on that inheritance and look to the future.
“Tracy is a nationally-respected leader who has worked in the NHS for more than three decades, including 10 years at Chief Executive-level. She has a successful track record in the NHS at Board level and a breadth of experience in management and service improvement across secondary care, primary care and out-of-hospital services.
“Our job, under Tracy’s leadership, is to build on Peter’s legacy and the good foundations we have in place at NUH to tackle the very significant challenges ahead, not least addressing our financial challenge and consistently delivering some of our key operational requirements, including emergency access and 62-day cancer standards.
“Our strategic partnership with our neighbours at Sherwood Forest Hospitals and NUH’s contribution to the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership are of vital importance moving forward. Tracy has significant experience of mergers and partnerships and working effectively across system boundaries to integrate services for the benefit of patients. Tracy’s all round experience positions her well to lead the next chapter in NUH’s journey which includes supporting the delivery of NUH’s ambition to become an ‘outstanding’ organisation in the years to come.”
Tracy will take up her new post this Autumn, with the exact date still to be confirmed.