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New chief executive for Midlands trust

Published on: 4 Mar 2022

Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive.

Paul Robinson, who had been interim chief executive since September, has been given the position permanently after a “competitive recruitment process”.

Mr Robinson – who has worked in the NHS for over 30 years – was previously finance director and deputy chief executive of the trust while it progressed from being in special measures to rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission overall. The trust’s main hospital, King’s Mill, is rated ‘outstanding’.

He replaces Richard Mitchell, who was appointed chief executive of University Hospitals of Leicester Trust in July.

Sherwood Forest chair Claire Ward said: “I am delighted Paul has been successful and he will be continuing to lead our hospitals as we emerge from the pandemic and focus on the challenges ahead as a leading member within Nottinghamshire’s new integrated care system.”

Mr Robinson said of his appointment: “I am delighted and extremely privileged to have been chosen to lead Sherwood Forest.”

“My role now is to help all colleagues maintain their focus on even better outcomes for patients and improving the health and wellbeing of our local communities in an open and transparent culture where everyone has a voice,” he added.