Sir Andrew Cash: a great leader

21 February 2018

 

The HSJ has reported that Sir Andrew Cash will step down as chief executive of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation trust in July.

Sir Andrew described his 16 years at the trust as a “privilege” and said that the announcement of his retirement would enable a successor to be found before the end of his tenure in July.

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens said: “Andrew has made an enormous contribution to the NHS over many years of public service, both regionally and nationally.

“As he passes on the leadership baton in Sheffield it is heartening that one of our most experienced and successful hospital chief executives is now stepping up to lead the next chapter of the NHS evolution through the creation of the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System.”

Sir Andrew Cash was instrumental in setting up the Foundation Trust Network which is now NHS Providers. He will be greatly missed by the service and by his many friends and admirers.

 

Responding to the announcement, the chair of NHS Providers, Dame Gill Morgan said:

“Sir Andrew Cash has been a fantastic manager and leader in the NHS. As a long standing chief executive he shaped the NHS in South Yorkshire through Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and , more recently through his leadership of the emerging Integrated Health System. He has contributed nationally with two leadership stints at the Department of Health. He was also instrumental in setting up the Foundation Trust Network which is now NHS Providers. He will be greatly missed by the service and by his many friends and admirers.”

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