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John MacDonald 

John MacDonald joined Leicester’s Hospitals as Chairman on 17 April, 2021 on a one year secondment. 

John joins the Trust from his position as Chair at Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust which he has held for the last four years. In that time the Trust has been rated Good overall and Outstanding for Care by the CQC. King’s Mill Hospital, its main site with 90% of its services, has been rated Outstanding overall. For the last three consecutive years, Sherwood has received the top staff engagement scores for Acute Trusts in the Midlands in the National Staff Survey and last week the Trust was named Health Service Journal Acute/ Specialist Trust of the Year 2020. 

A former NHS Chief Executive of two major teaching hospitals, John was also previously chair of University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust. He has worked in NHS roles within Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and prior to working within the NHS, he worked with Touche Ross Management Consultants in the UK. He has ten years’ experience of working as an economist with international aid agencies in Africa and the Middle East. He has supported numerous NHS boards to create highly effective top teams as well as to develop successful Trust strategies. John is also Independent Chair of Derbyshire Integrated Care System. 




John MacDonald (Chairman)
John MacDonald (Chairman)