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Les Williams joins Trust Board of Directors

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (ROH) has appointed a new Non-Executive Director to its Board of Directors.

Les Williams said he is “delighted” to have joined the Board at the ROH, and hopes to use his experience of strategy, performance, service re-design and public engagement to help the organisation to meet the challenges of continuing to deliver exceptional quality of care in innovative ways. “I am passionate about ensuring performance is used to create better outcomes for patients in a supportive environment for staff, governors and volunteers.”

Les had a 39-year career in NHS hospital management until his retirement in 2016.

Les Williams Non Executive Director

New Non-Executive Director Les Williams

His career in hospital management included working at Birmingham Accident Hospital, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Dudley Road (now City) Hospital, and Selly Oak Hospital as hospital manager. He has also undertaken more strategic roles at Director level, in Birmingham and then the Black Country, at Dudley Group of Hospitals, in contracting and information, performance management and strategy, including setting up a Council of Governors for this trust’s Foundation Trust status application.

In 2008, he became Programme Director for Right Care Right Here, a service transformation programme in Sandwell and West Birmingham, which developed a range of community-based services and facilities as an alternative to hospital-based care. After working at the Black Country PCT Cluster during the 2012 re-organisation, Les became Director of Operations and Delivery for the NHS England Area Team for Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country. His final role in the NHS was as Director of Performance and Delivery for Birmingham Cross City CCG, commissioning services for three quarters of the population of Birmingham.

Alongside his work in the NHS, Les was a Governor for eleven years at Halesowen College of Further Education, and was Chair for the last five of these, until 2016.

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