Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLaG) has appointed Michael Proctor as a new non-executive director (NED) for a two year term.Michael has a long service NHS career of 45 years starting at the lower rungs of the NHS ladder and climbing to become a resourceful and progressive leader with a strong background of large-scale acute and community operations.
His last role was 16 months as Chief Executive at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust when he instigated and implemented a strategic review of services on the East Coast, particularly at Scarborough Hospital, and developed a plan for the development of services there which are sustainable.
Previous roles in his career include: Deputy Chief Executive at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; Chief Executive of North and East Yorkshire NHS Trust; Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nurse at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; and Senior Lecturer in Critical Care at Sheffield School of Nursing.
He said: “As a former clinician I believe strongly in the inherent value of a clinically led organisation, where decisions are made as close to the patients as possible and clinicians are empowered and supported to make changes necessary to improve patients experiences and outcomes. I’m looking forward to working at NLaG as it continues its journey to become clinically led and to improve its services for its local communities.”
Trust Chair Terry Moran CB added: “Michael brings a wealth of NHS experience to our Trust Board, both clinical and managerial, and his skills and experience will be invaluable to us as we continue to build safe, high quality and sustainable services.”
Michael starts as a NED on 14 September 2020 after an open advertisement and recruitment process, led by the Trust’s Council of Governors.