Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, Chair

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £55,000 per annum
Time Requirements: 2.5 - 3 days per week


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

NHS England is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Bell as Chair of Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. He has been appointed from 25 July 2022 until 24 July 2026 and will receive a remuneration of £55,000 per annum. He has not declared any political activity in the last five years.

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    26/05/2022 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date

    Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the Trust to meet groups of its key stakeholders and attend final interview on 22 June 2022

  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust is a community focused provider of local and acute care, providing high quality services to over one million people living across the London boroughs of Lewisham, Greenwich and Bexley. The Trust has an annual turnover of c.£700 million and a workforce of c.7,000 staff, and provides services at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, University Hospital Lewisham and a range of community settings in Lewisham. Some services are also delivered from Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup.

We are seeking candidates who have experience in chairing a large organisation, and who have exceptional leadership qualities to drive the delivery of patient focused healthcare services for the Trust’s local populations. The successful candidate will be expected to lead the Trust’s approach to working with its partners to deliver the best outcomes for its local communities. This means playing an active role in the South East London Integrated Care System (ICS), the South East London Acute Provider Collaborative and provider partnerships with local mental health trusts.

This is a unique opportunity to share your talents and expertise to support the Trust to build on the significant improvements delivered in recent years, implement its agreed strategy and help steer the Trust to realising its vision of delivering consistent ‘high quality care to every patient, every day’.

Person Specification

Please read the candidate information pack attached. 

Additional Information

For an informal and confidential discussion with Ben Travis, Chief Executive please contact Majella Ahwieh, Board Governance Manager on 020 8333 3000 ex. 8131 or by emailing LG.BoardSecretary@nhs.net

For general enquiries please contact Miriam Walker at NHS England / NHS Improvement by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net

How to Apply

Completed applications should be emailed to NHSI.Chairsandneds@nhs.net quoting reference L2528 in the subject line. This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments. 

NHS Chair Info Pack LGT L2528
L2528 Monitoring Form
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