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Doctor is new UHSM Chief Executive

"I aim to bring a unique perspective to this role. Not only have I previously led an NHS Trust through a period of enormous change in the NHS, but I am also a doctor who understands the demands placed on front-line staff. I look forward to meeting and working with my new colleagues and continuing to develop UHSM as a place where staff feel proud to come to work every day.”

Dr Attila Vegh

UHSM has appointed a doctor for the first time to be its new Chief Executive. Dr Attila Vegh brings with him a wealth of experience having worked as a clinician, a research scientist and having held executive roles in both the private and public sectors.

He joins UHSM from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) where he recently led one of the most successful transformations in NHS history.

Dr Vegh, who will take up his new post on September 1, explains: “I am delighted to be joining UHSM. This is an incredible opportunity to make a real difference to patient care.

“I have been impressed with the plans that are already in place, but our challenge will be to continue to innovate and improve our services. This is an amazing moment to begin a new chapter in addressing the health needs of the population of south Manchester and the surrounding areas."

UHSM Chairman Felicity Goodey says: “UHSM is pioneering 24/7 consultant-led services and a culture of total transparency.  Patients will soon be able to read the results for each individual consultant and what their patients say about them. We are determined to continue driving up the quality of care and treatment, which is why we have chosen someone who has already demonstrated a formidable capacity for leading transformational change in health care.  Dr Attila Vegh has international experience in effective health care management. His clinical and research background make him an ideal choice to lead our team on the next stage of our journey to deliver the best possible care and treatment to all our patients. He succeeds Julian Hartley, who has been chosen to lead the new National Improvement Centre for the NHS.“

The Chairman CPFT, David Edwards, has paid tribute to Dr Vegh saying: “We have all been impressed by his drive and focus on raising the standards of patient care. He will leave a huge hole to fill. On behalf of the Board and staff of CPFT, we all wish him and UHSM the very best for the future.”

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