Non-Executive Director-Chair of Audit
Welcome from Adrian Belton, Chair
Thank you for your interest in this exceptional opportunity to join our Board at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. This is a pivotal time for our Trust and for our wider health and care system and we are looking to recruit an experienced Non-Executive Director to help lead us through one of the most exciting and transformative points in our history.
As a national Vanguard area, Stockport is playing a lead role in developing new models of care and is at the forefront of the NHS’s innovation and change programme. We are at a defining moment with a single strategic plan to integrate health and social care services across the borough, and embarking on a crucial period of implementation. These are exciting times for Stockport, but we are under no illusion as to the extent of the challenges faced by the whole of our health economy.
There is however consensus and momentum across the Stockport Together partner organisations to provide a safe, affordable and integrated health and social care system, delivering enhanced services in the community. We are committed to ensuring the best possible outcomes for local people at a time of growing demand and restricted funding. Significant developments are also taking place on our hospital site, following the decision to make Stepping Hill Hospital one of only four ‘hub’ sites in Greater Manchester for planned and emergency high risk general surgery.
I was honoured to be appointed as the new Chair of the Trust last year and I have been inspired by the commitment and talent within our organisation and our wider system. This role will be central to our refreshed Board team as we work with our partners across the system to integrate health and social care services, closer to people’s homes. In addition to the core competences of the role, the successful candidate will need to be an effective leader and have excellent interpersonal skills. They will be passionate about high quality care and the need to have the patient at the heart of decision making.
I do hope that you find out more about our organisation, achievements, challenges and future and this role and I encourage you to contact Emma Pickup at GatenbySanderson on 0113 205 6289 in the first instance to find out more and discuss your experience. I look forward to meeting you during the process.
Adrian Belton, Chair, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust