10 January 2017
NUH Chief Executive and Medical Director to retire in 2017 after 70 years of combined NHS service
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust's (NUH) Chief
Executive and Medical Director will retire in 2017, after a
combined 70 years of service to the National Health Service….
including 35 years serving patients in Nottinghamshire.
Peter Homa, one of the longest serving Chief Executives in the
NHS, will retire this summer, after almost four decades of service
to healthcare. Peter joined NUH in 2006, the year Queen's Medical
Centre and Nottingham City Hospital merged to form NUH.
Peter Homa, NUH Chief Executive, said: "It has been a privilege
and pleasure to serve NUH as Chief Executive for 10 years and the
NHS for 27 years as a Chief Executive. I will always treasure the
long-lasting friendships and relationships developed with patients,
relatives, staff and partners, as well as the accomplishments and
challenges experienced during my career. My passion for work has so
often resulted in time being deflected away from my family.
Retirement enables me to address this."
Dr Stephen Fowlie,
Medical Director and Deputy Chief Executive at NUH, will retire in
May 2017 after spending more than 35 years in the NHS, including 20
years as a consultant in general and geriatric medicine at
Nottingham City Hospital, where he became Medical Director in 2004.
In 2006, he was appointed the first Medical Director at NUH, and
more recently has served as the Trust's Deputy Chief Executive.
Peter said of Stephen: "Nottinghamshire has benefited
significantly from Stephen's passion, leadership, wisdom and
devotion to improve patient care. I am very sorry that NUH will
lose Stephen's truly excellent leadership and experience. Stephen
is an esteemed Medical Director who is rightly respected and
admired at local, regional and national level. He has been
instrumental in leading NUH's patient safety and quality
improvements over the last decade. Stephen has strengthened NUH's
clinically-led culture through successful engagement and
involvement of the Trust's medical workforce."
Louise Scull, NUH Chair, said: "Nottingham is incredibly
fortunate to have in Peter one of the finest leaders in the NHS. He
is inspirational, visionary and relentless in his commitment to our
values. Peter excels at working in NUH and across health and social
care to do the best for patients and their families. Under Peter's
and Stephen's exceptional leadership, NUH has become a continuously
improving and high performing organisation over the last decade.
Stephen's wise counsel has been greatly valued by the Trust Board
over many years notably when dealing with some challenging issues.
In his roles as Medical Director and Deputy Chief Executive,
Stephen's decision-making has always been guided by what is right
for patients and the belief that we should consistently be open and
transparent to those we serve. Their achievements are unrivalled in
the NHS and for this reason, Peter and Stephen will be greatly
missed. After such dedicated NHS service, I fully understand their
decision to create the next chapter in their family's life stories
during their retirement."
Recruitment for Peter and Stephen's successors will commence in
the near future. We are confident that NUH will attract
exceptionally experienced and talented successors to Peter and
Stephen. They have endowed to us a fine, enduring legacy.