Chief Executive Blog

Project Choice – the graduates of 2019

As we know, the NHS is one of the biggest employers in the UK. In Stockton our University Hospital of North Tees site is the largest employer in the town. Of course we do not work in isolation, we rely on solid working partnerships with many other organisations. For just over two years, we have […]

Our continued journey to financial stability

Julie Gillon on a ward walk-round in EAU at the University Hospital of North Tees

It is impossible to read the daily news without coming across stories of struggling NHS organisations. Each facing their own unique financial challenges; bespoke to the communities they serve. Whether it is funding cuts or debt recovery, it is clear that public funded health care providers up and down the country are facing unprecedented pressures […]

‘Working together to shape the future of healthcare’

Recently I met with staff from across the Trust in the latest of my coffee mornings. These sessions are a great opportunity for me to understand what is going on within your areas, and how the executive team might be able to offer support. Ahead of the bank holiday period, a hot topic for discussion […]

Dying Matters Week – a great opportunity for us all to reflect on our own awareness around the topic of death.

As part of Dying Matters Awareness Week, Chief Executive Julie Gillon reflects on the importance of getting end of life care right, to make the experience easier for patients, family, friends and clinicians delivering care to people in their final moments. “This week is national Dying Matters Week and is a great opportunity for us […]

‘NHS staff will get the backing they need’

‘NHS staff will get the backing they need’ is just one of the many ambitions the Long Term Plan sets out. At a national level, health care providers are feeling the strain of increased staffing vacancies, with the biggest shortfall in nursing. A recent report from the Nuffield Trust, Health Foundation and King’s Fund, claims […]

Addressing health challenges in our region – smoking in pregnancy

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting with colleagues at the Durham Centre to explore one of the most topical issues in health care to date. Smoking. More specifically smoking in pregnancy. As a part of the Yale System Leadership Programme cohort for 2018/19, one of our objectives is to create a piece of […]