Dame Jackie Daniel, Chief Executive of Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been elected to represent northern hospitals on the board of Directors for the NHSA.
Dame Jackie, who began work as Chief Executive of Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust this summer, takes up her post on the NHS board with immediate effect.
She was elected to the role by the NHSA’s council, which is made up of the Deans of the North’s research intensive universities, Chief Executives of its research intensive hospitals and Chief Executives of the northern Academic Health Science Networks.
Dame Jackie said: “I am thrilled to be elected as board member for the Northern Health Science Alliance.
“The work the NHSA has done in creating a voice for the North’s health sciences and in advocating for the North in government and beyond has made a significant impact.
“I look forward to helping the alliance develop its work further to grow the sector for the health and wealth of people in the North of England and the UK as a whole.”
Dame Jackie began her NHS professional career as a nurse before moving into NHS management. She has been a Chief Executive Officer for the last 16 years and has led Acute, Mental Health and a Specialist Trust. She is former Chief Executive Officer of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust which she joined in 2012 and led out of special measures.
Dame Jackie was recognised in the 2017 Queen’s New Year’s Honours for her services to health care. She has a degree in Nursing Studies, a masters degree in Quality Assurance in Health and Social Care and is a qualified business and personal coach.
An Executive in Residence with Lancaster University Management School she is an avid commentator on NHS related issues such as integrated care systems and creating a sustainable NHS for future generations. Passionate about the role leadership plays she is a strong advocate of the creation of diverse leadership and the promotion of women in leadership roles and a firm believer in liberating potential through engaging and supporting people.
Professor David Burn, chair of the board for the NHSA and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University said: “Having Dame Jackie on the board of the NHSA will be a great asset for the whole of the North of England.
“She has proven herself to be an exceptional leader and strategist and her appointment will have a demonstrably positive effect on the work of the NHSA.”
With Dame Jackie’s appointment to the board, there are now two key figures related to the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre partnership working closely with the NHSA; Professor David Burn, lead for the Dementia research theme, and now Dame Jackie, Chief Executive for the Trust which hosts the NIHR Newcastle BRC.
Dame Jackie replaces Siobhan McArdle, chief executive of South Tees NHS Foundation Trust who stepped down in early autumn.