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CEO Tracy Taylor set to move on to new role

BCHC chief executive Tracy Taylor is to leave the organisation in order to take up the chief executive role with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Tracy will leave BCHC towards the end of the year, after the planned integration with two other trusts.

NUH operates one of the largest teaching hospitals in the country and the trust has a turnover of £908 million, with its chief executive role among the most significant in the NHS acute sector.

Tracy has led the organisation in Birmingham for 10 years, developing a trust that provides excellent patient care, within a culture of continuous learning and service improvement, alongside several significant organisational changes.

Tracy Taylor

Tracy Taylor said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed leading BCHC and working with so many dedicated colleagues, and my decision to move on has been one of the hardest I have had to make.

"It is only the scale of the opportunity and challenge offered in Nottingham which has persuaded me to leave at this point, after 10 years and with BCHC at such a strong stage in its development. 

“Together we have built a strong reputation for the role of community services within the NHS, and I am pleased to be able to take this forward into an acute and research environment.

“We have achieved much through the past 10 years and I believe this organisation has the strongest of platforms from which to build a very bright future. I shall remain in post until after the integration with Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.

“I remain totally committed to delivering the integration programme, which I firmly believe will place all three trusts on a stronger footing for the years ahead, bringing together physical and mental health into one organisation.

“I would like to thank all who have supported me through the past 10 years; all our staff, board and governors. I shall certainly miss you all, but leave in total confidence that you will go on delivering high quality patient care and flying the flag for community and specialist services.”

BCHC chair Tom Storrow said: “On behalf of the board and staff, I would like to thank Tracy for her dedicated contribution to developing and leading this organisation, and establishing us one of the country’s leading providers of community healthcare.

“Under Tracy's leadership the organisation has achieved so much, with many highlights - as an organisation including securing FT status, delivering the new Birmingham Dental Hospital, bringing together providers under Transforming Community Services and preparing the way for integration as part of the Transforming Care Together programme.

"Alongside, each year we have continued to deliver more than 2.1 million patient interactions, providing high quality patient care whilst also achieving financial and performance targets and maintaining high patient satisfaction levels.

“Those achievements are a result of Tracy’s leadership and also the culture that has been created throughout the organisation. We thank Tracy for her immensely valuable contribution and wish her well for the future.

“I am confident that we have the team and the culture to sustain the trust’s performance and the great things that our staff do for patients day after day, and that we have the strongest of platforms upon which we can build into the future.

“We are pleased that Tracy will stay in post to see us through the integration of three trusts into one. We will continue with ‘business as usual’ with Peter Axon, currently deputy chief executive, stepping into the role of chief executive upon Tracy’s departure for a period of time to ensure continuity and ‘safe landing’ for the newly integrated organisation.”