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Nottingham University Hospitals announces the appointment of a new Chair

We are pleased to announce that Nick Carver has been appointed as our new Chair and will join us on 1 February 2022.

Nick has worked in the NHS for 42 years joining as a hospital porter, then qualifying as a registered nurse before moving into health service management. Nick has held several senior roles in the NHS in the East of England, West Midlands, West Country and South Wales. He joined East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust as Chief Executive in November 2002, retiring in December 2021 having held the role for 19 years.

Nick is passionately committed to leadership development and has supported the Aspiring Chief Executive programme, was the lead for a widely praised Aspiring Directors Programme and previously chaired the Midlands and East Talent Board, which established improved mechanisms for the development of senior talent within the NHS.

Of his appointment, Nick said: “I have always believed that to lead is a privilege, especially at this time.  I am therefore delighted that I have been asked to Chair the Board at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.”

"I am convinced that the determination of the excellent people within the Trust, along with the support of our system partners will enable us to address the substantial challenges ahead.”

“I am looking forward to joining the Trust in February 2022."

Acting Chief Executive Rupert Egginton added: “We very much welcome Nick’s appointment. He brings a wealth of additional expertise to our Board and we are looking forward to working with him.”

Nick will now lead the process to recruit a new, substantive Chief Executive and we will continue to keep you updated on progress.

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