Michael Wilson CBE, chief executive at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (SASH) has been listed in the Health Service Journal (HSJ), as one of the top leaders of NHS Trusts.
The HSJ list recognises the NHS leaders whose achievements in tough times impressed the judges who were asked to assess chief executives on three criteria: leadership style and personal example; the performance of their trust against peers; and their contribution to the wider health system.
Michael, who is listed as the sixth in the top 50 NHS leaders across the country, joined SASH in October 2010, at that time the Trust was rated as an organisation that Requires Improvement by the Care Quality Commission. Michael’s vision, creativity and the work he has done with the senior leadership team have led the organisation through a process of continuous incremental improvement which has taken the Trust’s CQC rating in January 2019 from Good to Outstanding.
Richard Shaw, chair of SASH said: “Michael has worked tirelessly alongside the leadership team to embed strong values and bring about sustained improvements. Michael always gives strong encouragement to frontline clinical and non-clinical staff to be innovative. His inclusive style of leadership and this empowerment of workforce has transformed our culture.”
Michael Wilson, CBE, chief executive said: “This recognition of leadership is a testament to and a reflection of the incredible team I work with, the strong values of this organisation and the workforce who always put patient care at the centre of everything we do.”