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Professor David Loughton

Trust Board Members

Professor David Loughton CBE CIHSCM - Group Chief Executive
Trust Board: David Loughton

Appointed 2004

David’s first Chief Executive appointment was at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust in 1986 where he successfully led the organisation through two hospital mergers, developed with Warwick University a new medical school and reached financial closure of a new £400m hospital.

David then commenced as Chief Executive of The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) in 2004.  He has led the organisation from one of the most financially challenged in the NHS, to being financially sound whilst at the same time gaining a national and international reputation for improving patient safety and experience.  David commenced as Chief Executive of Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust (WHT) in 2021, which has seen improvements in both staff and patient satisfaction.  

RWT host’s the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in the West Midlands, David is the Chair of the West Midlands Cancer Alliance.

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