Toby Lewis

April 2013.

Accountable officer with statutory duties to ensure safety, financial probity, and partnership.

MSc in Organisational Psychology from Birkbeck College, London.  BA in Modern History from Wadham College, Oxford. Graduate of NHS Management Training scheme (1994), King’s Fund Top Managers Programme (2004), and the Institute of Healthcare Improvement’s Executive Quality Academy (2012).  Part of NHS Top Leaders cadre.

Experience/Areas of Interest
Toby has more than 18 years in the service, initially in mental health and primary care before moving into hospital management.  He worked for Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, University College Hospital, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals and Barts Health.  He went on to spend two years in the Downing Street Delivery Unit (2003-05).  Toby was appointed in 2013 at SWBH, and it is his fifth Board appointment and his first as Chief Executive.  Shortlisted in 2017 as Chief Executive of the Year in the HSJ awards, Toby has led the organisation towards their 2020 vision to become renowned as the best integrated care system in the health service.

The approval of the new acute super centre, the Midland Metropolitan Hospital, will improve quality and drive regeneration.  In 2017 a second Trust service, End of Life Care, was recognised by the CQC as outstanding, joining community children’s service, awarded in 2014.  The organisation improved their regulatory rating, and achieved an outstanding rating for caring.  The Board are driving towards delivery of ambitious safety, quality, public health, education and research plans.  SWBH works in collaboration with many partners, notably the third sector.

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