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Our Chief Executive’s Blog

Gavin Boyle 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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Chief Executive’s Blog

Friday 25 September 2020 - CEO's Blog

It feels like a significant week for the country with the new COVID-19 restrictions coming into force last night. I welcome the Prime Minister’s efforts to slow the virus. For us at UHDB, these particular changes shouldn’t affect how we work.

Friday 18 September 2020 - CEO's Blog

It’s been another week with health in the spotlight as the whole country looks to see whether there will be a second wave of COVID-19. I think it’s safe to say that we just don’t know at this point what the next few weeks will bring.

Friday 11 September 2020 - CEO's Blog

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes this week as COVID-19 infection rates have begun to rise in the wider community, particularly in Burton. Thankfully the prevalence is far less than other parts of the country that are struggling but clearly no one wants a lockdown, and it’s been really encouraging to see the whole community in the town pull together to try to reduce the transmission of the virus.

Friday 4 September 2020 - CEO's blog

This has been a strange week for me. I mentioned in last week’s blog how the autumnal nip in the air made me think of new beginnings. Whereas this week, my theme seems to be about farewells. 

I was privileged to be asked on Wednesday to pop down to the ED department at RDH to say goodbye to Hilary Millward, one of our fabulous receptionists there.

Friday 28 August 2020 - CEO's Blog

It’s good to be back after a two week break. I did try as hard as possible to switch off from work, but inevitably found myself dipping in, whether to read Magnus’ blogs, which were smashing, or looking at social media to see who was doing what on their holidays.

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