Former St George's boss appointed trust chief executive

Published: 14 Dec 2017 By Alison Moore

Mr Scott has most recently been working for NHS Improvement, leading on the national ambulance improvement programme.

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He left St George’s in April 2016, following intense regulatory scrutiny of the trust’s financial collapse after it was awarded foundation trust status in 2015. A report into the trust’s spiralling deficit by PwC found a “lack of effective oversight, scrutiny and challenge by management”.

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells chair David Highton said: “I am delighted that Miles will be joining us as our new chief executive.

“He brings with him extensive experience at all levels in the NHS. Our ambition, together, is to continue to make MTW an excellent place for care that is underpinned by financial stability.”

Mr Scott said: “I am delighted to have been appointed CEO at MTW. I have been very impressed by the staff I have met and look forward to working together to deliver outstanding patient and staff experience.”

Former chief executive Glenn Douglas left the trust earlier this year to lead the Kent and Medway sustainability and transformation partnership. Deputy chief executive Jim Lusby, who had worked for the NHS Trust Development Authority, was the interim chief executive and was expected to be a strong contender for the permanent role.

Mr Scott will start in January. He was previously chief executive of Bradford Teaching Hospitals FT and Harrogate and District FT.

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