Chief Executive Officer

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) is a world-leading hospital. They have recently been recognised as one of the top ten hospitals in the world for orthopaedic care and number one in the UK. These rankings highlight the crucial work the RNOH does in treating and supporting patients with some of the most complex and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, as well as their vital research and development into future treatments and assistive technologies. This recognition, along with other metrics such as being the best performing hospital Trust in the NHS staff survey for staff engagement and a Care Quality Commission ‘Good’ rating, is a testament to their staff and the significant contribution they make.

Though they have a strong track record of achievement, they are not complacent and wish to build on this success. They also recognise the landscape has changed. The Long Term Plan, North Central London ICS strategy and the pandemic have led to service developments affecting the whole care pathway and this has led to new collaborations across the health and care system. So, it is time to look to their future.

True to their values, they drive for excellence in all that they do and, as such, have set out an ambitious strategy. A strategy that will ensure their sustainability and their ability to continue delivering care to patients that is amongst the best in the world. Specifically, to remain a national and international leader in orthopaedics, they need to:

  • Significantly grow in scale
  • Increase efficiency
  • Work through multiple partnerships

Underpinning this strategy is their aspiration to be an outstanding organisation for everyone: their people, patients, families and carers. For their people who work there that means they want RNOH to be a great place to work where everyone can thrive and grow.

Their next Chief Executive will join at a very exciting time in the long history of the RNOH. Working as part of a diverse board, you will clearly articulate their vision and deliver their ambitions by inspiring staff, playing a major system leadership role and developing strategic, commercial partnerships. You will be an experienced executive director with deep knowledge of the NHS, who will bring an innovative approach and a transformational mindset to their team. A genuine people person, you will also demonstrate the inclusive, compassionate leadership abilities needed to develop a high-quality working environment and to embed their values in every aspect of their work.

If you would like to know more, please contact Matt Simpson at or on 020 7935 4570.

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Date Event
19/05/2021 Application closing date