A word from the Chief Executive: Chief Operating Officer appointed

I am pleased to announce that after an extensive recruitment and selection process, we have appointed Rebecca Joyce as our new Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Rebecca, a graduate of the NHS Management Training Scheme, has almost 20 years’ experience in the NHS. She joins the Trust from Sheffield where she has held the post of Accountable Care Partnership Director since 2017, working across the NHS, Council and voluntary sector to develop a more integrated, prevention-orientated care system.

Originally from Worksop and having attended Portland Comprehensive School (now Outwood Academy), Rebecca joined the NHS in 2000 taking up acute and primary care roles across North West London, alongside working for the Aga Khan Health Network in Tanzania on the coordination of HIV and AIDs services. Following that she worked within senior hospital operational roles at Imperial NHS Foundation Trust and Ealing Hospital. In 2007 she moved to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals to take up the role of Operations Director for Specialised Cancer, Medicine and Rehabilitation, before moving into more transformational and strategic roles and becoming the Service Improvement Director in 2014.

A wide and varied career within the NHS, these roles have provided Rebecca with a breadth of operational experience across community services, outpatients, urgent and general medicine, surgery, cancer and specialised services.

I believe in Rebecca we have appointed an extremely talented, committed and hardworking colleague who will be a fantastic Chief Operating Officer. Throughout her career, she has shown a real commitment to service delivery and improvement and I’m confident that we will benefit immensely from the weight of experience Rebecca will bring to the Trust.

Richard Parker OBE
Chief Executive