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CEO Video Interviews

Professor Andy Hardy

Professor Andy Hardy, CEO of University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire talks about his experience with the NHS-VMI partnership. Andy talks about the important role of leadership and how the partnership has changed the way he leads as CEO.

Chris Bown

Chris Bown, Interim CEO (09/2018-01/2020) at Barking Havering & Redbridge NHS Trust talks about his experience, coming into the partnership in year 3, at a time where the organisation had gone into ‘special measures’ for finance. Chris talks about his decision to continue the commitment to developing improvement capability and revamp efforts to build continuous improvement capability across the organisation.

Julian Hartley

Julian Hartley, CEO of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust tells us how the Leeds Improvement Method, as part of The Leeds Way has created a strong sense of empowerment and engagement across the whole of the trust. Julian tells us how their waste reduction program has contributed to significant improvements in the Trust's financial position.

Michael Wilson CBE

Michael Wilson, CEO of Surrey & Sussex Healthcare Trust tells us about his organisation’s journey from the ‘worst trust in the country’ in 2010 to one of a handful of ‘outstanding’ hospital Trusts in 2019. Michael talks about leadership, communication and how their SASH+ management system for improvement has provided them with a ‘massive engagement tool’ for cultural transformation.

Hugh McCaughey

Hugh McCaughey is National Director of Improvement in the NHS Executive group NHS E/I. In this video Hugh gives his view of the partnership and talks about the importance of developing an improvement culture across the whole NHS system.

Sarah Patterson

Sarah Patterson, Executive Director of Virginia Mason Institute talks to us about the importance of developing improvement capability across service providers. We also discuss the importance of leadership and the relevance of the method for organisations faced with external pressures.