The Chief Executive of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust has announced that he is to leave his post in the New Year (2018).
Neil Dardis announced that he will be leaving the Trust in the new year to take up the position of Chief Executive at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust.
Neil joined Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust as chief operating officer and deputy chief executive in 2013 from East and North Herts NHS Trust where he was director of operations. He was appointed Chief Executive in July 2016.
Neil said: ‘It has been a real privilege to be chief executive of BHT over the past two and a half years; I am incredibly humbled and proud of our staff, who have worked tirelessly to rapidly improve the care and quality of services provided for the people of Buckinghamshire.
The Trust is now delivering some of the best standards in the country and, along with our partners, is leading the way in developing new models of care – evidenced by the announcement earlier this year that Buckinghamshire has been designated one of the first eight accountable care systems in England.
It is sad to be leaving, but I am confident of the strong leadership and the plans in place for the future to enable the Trust to go from strength to strength.‘
Trust chair Hattie Llewelyn-Davies said: ‘I would like to thank Neil for his enormous work over the past five years and, in particular, his leadership as chief executive during the last two and a half years.
I know that I will miss him greatly as a colleague and I am sure that I am not alone in this. Neil will be leaving the Trust in a very different place to where we were a few years ago; his ambition and drive has accelerated the organisation’s improvement and has set us on a clear path to become one of the safest healthcare systems in the country.
Our priority will be to find the right replacement who can work with us as we continue on our journey.‘