Our Chief Executive’s Blog

Gavin Boyle is Chief Executive of University Hospitals Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

“Working in the NHS is a huge privilege; there are few walks of life where it is possible to make such a positive impact on people’s lives. It’s an institution I love and which I think distinguishes us as a nation and as a civilised society. I also believe that we have a responsibility to safeguard it for future generations.

My priorities are delivering the best possible patient care, enabling our people to play their part, working in partnership and being sustainable in improving the care for our community.

I hope you’ll enjoy reading my regular blog and finding out more about the work of the Trust.

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Friday, 15 February – ‘Another jam packed week’

Another jam packed week with a Trust Board meeting, more CQC visits (yes really!), a meeting with our Inclusion Committee and 3D surgery too! One of the things we like to do with our Board meetings is to move them around so that we take the opportunity for the whole...

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Friday, 4 January 2019 – ‘Everybody is playing a part’

Despite planning for the seasonal increase in medical emergency admissions, there’s always immense pressure placed on our front line staff at this time of year. I’ve been so impressed by the flexibility and commitment of all of our people in rising to this challenge;...

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Friday, 28 December 2018 – ‘My 2018 highlights’

So, in a Jools Holland Hogmanay, annual round up kind of style, I’ll be giving a run-down of some personal highlights from the year that was 2018! Before that though, I’ve loved seeing all of the social media posts and pics over Christmas, including the occasional...

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Friday, 14 December 2018 – ‘Our chance to shine’

Once a quarter or so, we hold the Senior Leadership Forum, bringing together a wide range of leaders from each of our five hospitals from all sorts of different professional backgrounds. This is a really important thinking space and helps to bring our five hospitals...

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