University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust is the largest hospital in the south west peninsula, providing comprehensive secondary and tertiary healthcare and employing over 8,000 staff. Our geography gives us a secondary care catchment population of 450,000 with a wider peninsula population of almost 2m people who access our specialist services. The population is characterised by its diversity – the rural and the urban, the wealthy and pockets of deprivation, and wide variance in health and life expectancy. As a regional specialist teaching hospital, we provide comprehensive training and education for a wide range of healthcare professionals, working in partnership with both Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry and the University of Exeter Medical School.
We are working hard with partners across Devon’s Sustainable Transformation Plan and more locally in Plymouth to improve the services available for patients.
Healthier Lives: Making a Difference
Our ambition is simple: to support our local and regional population in leading Healthier Lives and, when the time comes, to support them in dying with dignity in the place of their choosing with their loved ones.
We are now seeking an exceptional clinical leader to join us in the role of Medical Director, to provide clear leadership and direction in respect of clinical and medical quality, safety and improvement thereby ensuring excellent patient care. As a member of the Board, the Medical Director will contribute to the development and delivery of the wider organisation agenda, including implementation of the Trust’s strategic vision. The Medical Director will work collaboratively with stakeholders and partners across the region to transform care for the benefit of our population.
The successful candidate will bring significant clinical and managerial leadership experience, with experience of service innovation and development, and ideally leadership experience of research and development activity.