10 January 2017

NUH Chief Executive and Medical Director to retire in 2017 after 70 years of combined NHS service

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 Serviceā€¦. 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."

11_COM6341_NUH Trust Board APRIL2015 Stephen Fowlie 6x4Dr 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.

NHS Nottingham University Hospitals
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