It goes without saying that the recent year or so has been like no other time for the NHS. We’ve had to adapt quicky and the whole country has been in awe of how our NHS staff have worked together to respond to the pandemic, and how amazing our local communities have been.
The NHS continues to face a number of unprecedented challenges, not least managing the effects of the Covid 19 pandemic and its impact on elective diagnostic service waiting times, in addition to tackling deep rooted health inequalities and addressing staff shortages across the wider health and care sector.
Our two Trusts have a good history of working together, and the appointment of a joint Chair is about building on the existing work that has been undertaken. It is about harnessing the best of both organisations to drive innovation and cement a sustainable future for services across the region.
Within this pack you will find further information about what we believe to be a historic opportunity for our two organisations. If you recognise yourself in our collective vision and values, we very much look forward to hearing from you.