Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Hospital trust announces new chief executive

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has announced the appointment of Professor Ian Abbs as its substantive  chief executive.

Professor Ian Abbs said: “I am extremely proud and honoured to have the opportunity to continue to lead this incredible organisation.

“I have been part of the Guy’s and St Thomas’ family throughout my career, having trained as a junior doctor at St Thomas’ before going on to hold a number of clinical and management roles across the Trust.

“The collective commitment of our staff, and their dedication to our patients and to each other, is a constant source of inspiration.

“Together we have ambitious plans for the future across our recently expanded organisation and the energy, compassion and excellence in all we do will create real health benefits for the patients we serve.”

Trust chairman Sir Hugh Taylor said: “Professor Abbs has led the trust with distinction and extraordinary compassion since taking on the role of chief executive following the secondment of Amanda Pritchard to NHS England in August 2019.

“His ambitious vision for the future; absolute commitment to a values-driven and inclusive organisation; and his evident empathy for staff at all levels have helped to ensure the very best for our patients and the communities we serve.”



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