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Long-serving CEO takes on second trust

Published on: 8 Sep 2023

Cambridgeshire Community Services Trust chief Matthew Winn has been appointed interim CEO of Norfolk Community Health and Care for a 12-month period.

The Norfolk trust has announced that Matthew Winn, who has been chief executive of CCS since 2007 and has held national roles including as NHS England’s national director of community health between 2019 and 2023, will take on the role in November.

The move follows NCHC’s chief Stephen Collman being appointed managing director at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust, as reported by HSJ last month. Mr Collman spent around two years in the post and will leave imminently to take on his new role.

The decision to appoint an interim CEO means NCHC becomes the second of Norfolk’s five main NHS provider organisations to have an interim CEO. It also continues the trend of trust CEOs being appointed to lead more than one provider.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust appointing East Suffolk and North East Essex FT’s chief Nick Hulme as its interim boss, as HSJ reported in July.

Mr Hulme’s contract is shorter, just seven months, than Mr Winn’s. NNUH said it would be conducting a search for a substantive CEO during this period. Mr Hulme told HSJ in July he had “no plans” to apply for the substantive role.

NCHC told HSJ it planned to appoint a permanent CEO by the end of Mr Winn’s 12 month contract. 

NCHC chair Lynda Thomas said: “NCH&C is really pleased to have secured the appointment of Matthew Winn as joint interim CEO. Matthew will be a huge asset to NCH&C, the wider Norfolk and Waveney health and care system, and most importantly to the communities we serve.

“In addition to continuing to support the trust to deliver the best possible patient experience and outcomes, we believe he will embody the culture and the values that sit at the heart of NCHC.”