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The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Appoints New Chairman

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Appoints New Chairman

Date of release: February 27th 2019

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Steve Field CBE as its new Chairman to its board of directors.

Professor Steve Field CBE

Professor Steve Field CBE is standing down from his role as Chief Inspector of General Practice, Primary Medical Services and Integrated Care at the Care Quality Commission and will begin his term on 1 April 2019.

He will replace Jeremy Vanes, who will leave the Trust at the end of March after serving as a chairman and non-executive director for 13 years; the maximum time allowed by statute.

Professor Field holds a number of roles at various organisations including Trustee at Nishkam Healthcare Trust and Non-Executive Director at University College London Partners Academic Health Science Partnership Board.

Following a career involved in leadership of health and social care at all levels, Professor Field brings extensive NHS Board level experience to the role of Chair having held several positions in the NHS including, Deputy National Medical Director at NHS England, Regional Postgraduate Dean for NHS West Midlands and Chairman of the NHS Inclusion Health Board at the Department of Health. He also held the position of Chairman of The Royal College of GPs, and has been a faculty member at the Harvard Macy Institute of Harvard University in the USA.

He has been awarded a number of honorary degrees and also holds academic appointments at the University of Birmingham and the University of Warwick.

Professor Steve Field CBE said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as Chair of the Trust. I was born in the Black Country and many of my family live locally. I am looking forward to supporting The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust to continue on their journey and I will work closely with partner organisations across the area to ensure the population of Wolverhampton and the Black Country receive the best possible integrated healthcare.”

David Loughton CBE, Chief Executive at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, said: “I am delighted to welcome Professor Steve Field as our new Chairman. Steve has a wealth of experience in numerous high profile roles at a regional and national level; he will be a tremendous asset in the development of the Black Country Strategic Transformation Programme (STP).

“Jeremy Vanes will be stepping down as Chairman of the Trust at the end of March having served as a Non-Executive Director and then Chairman over a 13 years. We would not be where we are today without Jeremy’s leadership and his dedication to improving patient care. I wish Jeremy all the best for the future and I will miss him greatly.”


Notes to Editor

  • For further information, please call Sally Evans, Head of Communications on 01902 447299 or email sally.evans17@nhs.net

  • To arrange an interview with Professor Steve Field, please contact Sally Evans on the contact details above
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