Neil Macdonald has been appointed as the interim chief executive of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.
Neil (pictured above) first joined the Trust in 2005 following a role at the Healthcare Commission and general management positions at Imperial and Guys & St. Thomas’ Trusts. He returned to Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust in 2013 as deputy chief operating officer and has been chief operating officer since April 2015. He will start his new role as the interim chief executive on Monday 19th March 2018.
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust has commenced a substantive recruitment process to find a new chief executive following the decision by the current chief executive, Neil Dardis, to take up an appointment as the new chief executive for Frimley Health from Friday 16th March 2018.
Trust chair Hattie Llewelyn-Davies said: ‘Neil is well known to all of us at the Trust, having first joined in the early days of his NHS career and, most recently, as chief operating officer.
It has been wonderful to see talent like his nurtured and developed within the organisation. I am confident that under Neil’s leadership the Trust will continue to move forward and deliver against our strategy of becoming one of the safest healthcare systems in the country.‘
Commenting on his appointment, Neil said: ‘This is a fantastic organisation and I am really proud and privileged to be working with staff who are fully committed to providing safe and compassionate care to the people of Buckinghamshire and beyond.
I am passionate about this Trust’s continuous improvement journey and look forward playing my part in the exciting times ahead of us.‘