A senior doctor has been appointed as the new Medical Director for the Integrated Care System (ICS) overseeing Nottingham and Nottinghamshire while he continues in his role as Medical Director for Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (SFH).
Dr Andy Haynes has been the Medical Director at SFH since 2014 and Deputy Chief Executive since 2017. Before this he worked at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) where he had been a senior consultant Haematologist for 20 years, including Lead Clinician for cancer services. During his time at NUH he was part of the team responsible for the Maggie’s Centre – a service that provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer.
Throughout his career, Andy has focused on improving patient care through engagement with all colleagues which has seen improvements in mortality rates and sepsis treatment. He has worked across organisations on large scale projects and developed strong clinical engagement.
Wendy Saviour, Director of the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS, said: “Andy has a vast amount of clinical knowledge and expertise and will be a huge asset to the system board.
“The clinical teams across the system will work closely with Andy to support him in this new vitally important role.”
Dr Andy Haynes, said: “I am looking forward to taking up this new role, and continuing to work with the dedicated and talented staff across the system as we strive to provide the best care for our citizens and patients in Nottinghamshire.”
Richard Mitchell, Chief Executive at SFH said: “Andy is well known and respected across the region and the wider NHS and I know his appointment will be welcomed.
“I’m confident Andy’s calm and thoughtful style, that we all recognise, will enable him to balance this new role and his existing role at SFH.
“Andy is an extremely trusted and respected colleague and has been instrumental in improving the quality of care at SFH over the last five years and I know he will continue to play a pivotal role at SFH.”
Andy will be seconded to the ICS three days a week but will continue to be the permanent Medical Director and Deputy Chief Executive at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.