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CASE STUDIES

The following case studies were compiled by an objective and independent third party, with the aim of providing as accurate and unbiased a perspective as possible on our service, from the Trusts and individuals who have used it:

Aspirant Director of Workforce Programme

Bridget O’Kelly is only eight weeks into her new role as Director of Organisational Development and Workforce Transformation at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and is already finding the lessons learned on the Aspirant Director of Workforce Career Development Programme useful in her new role.


Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

When Chelsea and Westminster Hospital needed a new Chief Operating Officer, the leadership team turned to the NHS Leadership Academy Executive Search (ES) Service to help find one.

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust CEO Bridget Fletcher was extremely impressed with the service provided by the NHS Leadership Academy Executive Search team when the Trust needed to recruit a new Director of Operations.

Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust needed to fill both a Chief Operating Officer and newly created Deputy Chief Operating Officer role around the same time in 2012. They decided to recruit for both posts together and chose the NHS Leadership Academy Executive Search Service to help them.

Birmingham Women’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Helen Young was appointed Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Birmingham Women’s Hospital in September 2012, for a job she previously might not have considered applying for. But the NHS Leadership Academy Executive Search Service, which was involved in recruiting for the role, was robust in its efforts to find the right candidate, said Helen.

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recently found itself in the unusual position of having to recruit four out of six board members within 12 months.

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

When Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust decided to recruit a Director of Patient Experience and Nursing, they wanted as wide a field of candidates as possible.

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Kate Bradley, Director of Human Resources at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, was expecting to struggle with finding the right candidate for a Chief Operating Officer role at the trust in summer 2013.

West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust

Jan Bloomfield, Executive Director of Workforce & Communication, said: “We have used the NHS Executive Search team twice – first to appoint our Medical Director and then our Chief Operating Officer. Both were critical appointments crucial to the ongoing success of the Trust”.