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Board Member Profile

Sir James Mackey

Chief Executive

Sir James Mackey, known as Jim, returned to his substantive role as Chief Executive of the trust in November 2017, a post he previously held for ten years. He was welcomed back after completing a two year secondment in a national role as Chief Executive of the NHS Improvement.

Jim successfully oversaw the creation of NHS Improvement, an organisation that brought together NHS regulators Monitor and the Trust Development Authority. Responsible for overseeing NHS trusts, NHS Improvement supports providers to ensure patients are given consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable.

Previous to his time at Northumbria Healthcare, Jim held a number of senior roles within the NHS and the Regional Health Authority in the North East.

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