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Former Sherwood Forest Hospitals Chief Executive is shortlisted for national award

September 11, 2017

Sherwood Forest Hospitals’ former Chief Executive, Peter Herring, has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award in recognition of the work that he did while leading the Trust.

Peter, who headed-up the Trust until July of this year, has been shortlisted in the Chief Executive of the Year category at the coveted Health Service Journal Awards 2017.

Taking the reins in November 2015, Peter joined the Trust during a period of instability as it had been placed in Special Measures in June 2013 by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Under his leadership, the Trust has gone from strength to strength, with many improvements being made, culminating in the removal of Special Measures in November 2016 and a ‘Good’ rating for safety.

Peter handed over to new Chief Executive, Richard Mitchell, in July and Richard is now building on the achievements made to date and guiding the Trust in delivering its vision to be outstanding in everything that it does.

Peter will find out if he has won at an awards ceremony in November.

The HSJ Awards were created 36 years ago to recognise, celebrate and promote the finest achievements in the NHS and showcase them to the service’s most influential leaders. The awards have grown to become the most sought after accolade in British healthcare.