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RCS appoints Andrew Reed as Chief Executive

22 Apr 2015

The Royal College of Surgeons of England is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Reed to the post of Chief Executive.

Andrew Reed has over 30 years of experience in the NHS. Having originally trained on the NHS graduate programme he will join the Royal College of Surgeons from NHS England where he is Director of Commissioning Operations for the West Midlands. Andrew brings a wealth of leadership experience in the health service, having held three CEO positions, including  at Bedford Hospital NHS Trust and Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust.  His numerous achievements during his 7 years as CEO of Ipswich include accolades for the hospital's record on patient safety and securing accreditation and funding for a specialist heart service at the Trust to deliver the highest possible care to patients.

With a background in effective leadership and a passion for improving patient care, Andrew is a natural choice for taking the Royal College of Surgeons forward to achieve its core strategic priorities and ultimately advance standards in surgical care.

Andrew Reed said:

“I'm delighted to be appointed as Chief Executive of the RCS. I look forward to working with the President, the Council and the Board of Trustees in leading the College in its commitment to advancing patient care, amidst the ever changing landscape and challenges faced by the NHS. It is an honour to have the opportunity to manage an organisation that has such a passion for improving surgical standards for the benefit of patients."

Miss Clare Marx, President of the College said:

“Andrew's knowledge and experience of the NHS will be crucial to the College delivering its vision to advance surgical care. He joins the RCS at an important time with our new governance arrangements coming into effect and the College recently agreeing its priorities for the next four years. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our current Chief Executive, Richard Scanlon, for his contribution to the College and wish him every success for the future.”

Andrew Reed will take up his appointment in the summer following Richard Scanlon’s departure in June.

Notes to editors

The Royal College of Surgeons of England is a professional membership organisation and registered charity, which exists to advance surgical standards and improve patient care.

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