Role: Partner Member - Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Phil was appointed Chief Executive at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in February 2023. Prior to this he was Chief Medical Officer for the Trust and Deputy Chief Executive.
Phil qualified in medicine and trained in Newcastle, Oxford and Birmingham before moving to Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust in 2002 as a Consultant. During his career, Phil has worked in many operational and strategic roles including Clinical Director for services such as Pathology and Oncology. He was previously Medical Director for Strategy and Planning, working with partners across Leeds and West Yorkshire and focussed on the improvement and redesign of clinical services.
Phil has held a number of regional roles including Senior Responsible Officer for the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination programme in West Yorkshire, one of the most successful programmes in the country, and Chair of the West Yorkshire Vascular Board. He is currently Chair of the North East & Yorkshire Genomic Medicine Service Board and a member of the national Genomics England (GEL)/NHS England Joint Board.
An Honorary Professorship in Healthcare Leadership from the University of Leeds was awarded in November 2022, recognising Phil’s leadership contribution across research, innovation, education and training, and he is passionately committed to developing and supporting all staff to improve the quality of patient care.