Sherwood Forest Hospitals has appointed Phil Bolton as its new Chief Nurse.
After starting his nursing career in Nottingham in 1996, Phil moved to King's Mill Hospital in 1998, working his way up to Deputy Chief Nurse before moving in September 2020 to University Hospitals of Derby and Burton in September 2020 as Interim Chief Nurse and then Director of Nursing.
He played a key role in our improvement journey and has worked across the Trust, including leadership roles in Urgent and Emergency Care; Geriatrics, Stroke and Neurology; and as Hospital Matron at Newark.
Phil said: "It's great to be returning to #TeamSFH, which has such a great reputation for dedicated, passionate colleagues always ready to put the patient at the heart of every decision and always looking for ways to improve the effectiveness of the care and services they deliver. I can't wait to get started."
Sherwood Forest Hospitals Chief Executive Paul Robinson said: "It is good to see #TeamSFH's ability to grow and develop talent at the highest level continuing and I know Phil is excited to be returning to his "natural home" at a critical time for health and social care.
"Not only are we moving into a new environment of integrated care systems and greater collaboration with partners and stakeholders, we are emerging from covid-19 and looking to reduce the backlog in elective care caused by the pandemic."
Phil will replace Julie Hogg, who is leaving us to join University Hospitals Leicester.