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Jacqueline Totterdell, Chief Executive

"We have the potential to make St George’s great again, which is why we are looking for people who are excited at being part of this proposition..."

Jacqueline Totterdell, Chief Executive

Dear Colleague

Thank you for showing an interest in the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) post at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Since joining the Trust, I have been genuinely impressed by the many dedicated, talented and hardworking people who choose to work here. There are also many interested and enthusiastic people living in our communities who care passionately about St George's, and the services we provide. They together with our many partner organisations want to make St George's a great place to be treated as a patient and to work.

The Trust has a proud history of delivering high quality care. Our reach is significant – in total, the Trust serves a population of 1.3 million people across south west London and a number of our specialist services, such as neurosciences and renal transplantation, serve a further 3.5 million across Surrey and Sussex.

The CMO is a critical post; medical advisor to the Trust Board, the professional lead for all medical staff and in conjunction with the Chief Nurse to lead on quality improvement. This post also acts as a key ambassador for the Trust and will need to work closely with the STP, our local Trusts and to ensure that we are a tertiary organisation that takes its place amongst the best in the UK and beyond. The incumbent will need to develop our research offering and work closely with St George’s University London.

Overall, there is much to be positive about at the Trust, but the challenges St George’s currently faces are also significant. A recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection confirmed significant problems with our estate at St George’s (Tooting), and our information technology systems. We also need to strengthen our financial and operational performance, so enabling us to enhance the quality of care we provide to our patients. We are in financial special measures for both quality and finance and, whilst we are making progress, we don't underestimate the scale of the challenge we face. 

Today, the hospital and community services we provide show a mixed picture of outstanding practice in some areas, plus others that need more help to succeed.

We have the potential to make St George’s great again, which is why we are looking for people who are excited at being part of this proposition and, crucially, who share our values of being Excellent, Kind, Respectful and Responsible.

Jacqueline Totterdell
Chief Executive

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