The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is pleased to
announce that Dr Richard Jenkins has been appointed Chief Executive on a
substantive basis from 1 September 2022, alongside his existing role at
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
This partnership will benefit both Trusts and build on the
close relationship which has developed over the years. Barnsley and Rotherham
are similar sized Trusts, and face many of
the same challenges. Sharing knowledge and experience between the two Trusts
has been immensely valuable, particularly over the past two and a half years.
In addition to his role at Barnsley, Richard has been
Rotherham’s Interim Chief Executive since February 2020 and has helped to lead
both Trusts through one of the most difficult periods in the history of the
NHS. He is also focussed on working with colleagues to make continual
improvements to patient care.