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Ruth May

Chief Executive Officer

North Barnet PCG

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Background Information

Employment History

Strategic Projects Team


Director

Public Prosecutions


Chief Executive Officer

Lynn


Chief Executive Officer

Primary Care Group


Affiliations

The J's Hospice

Board of Trustees


Nursing & Care Quality Forum

Member


East of England Strategic Health Authority

Regional Chief Nurse


Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Strategic Health Authority

Special Advisor


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The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Trust

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Ruth MayChief ExecutiveRuth joined the Trust as Chief Executive on 1st October 2005.Originally from the Wye Valley in Wales, Ruth trained as a nurse at the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport then became a theatre nurse and gradually worked her way up to theatre manager at hospitals in the West Country.She managed clinical services at Barnet and Edgware hospitals, before becoming chief executive of North Barnet Primary Care Group.For the last four years, she has been deputy chief executive of Havering Primary Care Trust in Essex.


Health Services Coverage - Kings Lynn Today: News, Sport, Jobs, Property, Cars, Entertainments & More

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The new chief executive of Lynn's QEH NHS Trust, Ruth May QEH on an 'even keel' by March '08 | more »The new chief executive of Lynn's QEH NHS Trust, Ruth MayThe new chief executive of Lynn's QEH NHS Trust, Ruth MayQEH on an 'even keel' by March '08Ruth May, new chief executive of Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust, has set her sights on getting the hospital back on an even keel financially by March, 2008.She expects its £8.5 million deficit in March this year to have stretched to at least £11 million by next March - but then hopes that measures being taken to reduce the figures will turn things around.Mrs May (38) said the hospital's recent £1.1 million "fine" was a usage charge from the Government reflecting ten per cent of its overspend this year, and would put extra strain on its financial recovery plan. "We have expressed our concerns as a trust board and written to the strategic health authority, but I don't really think it will be reviewed," she said."By March, 2008, we plan to break even."Without the usage charge, we would have planned to have a surplus by then - but we don't have that cushion now."Mrs May was one of the troubleshooters brought in to salvage the hospital's cash crisis. She had worked for Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Strategic Health Authority as a special advisor."The reason I decided to apply for the chief executive post is because it's such a warm and friendly hospital.Most of the staff live locally and there is massive support for this hospital," she explained.Mrs May said that if the QEH did nothing to cut its current spending it would be £14.7 million in the red by next March and £27 million in debt by March, 2008."It looks as if we are going to get worse this year, but we are working really hard to get down to an £11 million overspend by year end," she said."I think we have turned the corner.Next year, there's a lot brighter future with more money coming into the West Norfolk health economy."As well as closing 60 beds, freezing capital projects spending and planning to increase car parking charges, emphasis is being put on better bed management and discharge of patients as a way of reducing costs.Mrs May said reducing the time patients spent in hospital was beneficial all round, and a look would be taken at extending the type of operations that could be carried out as day surgery."We are the fourth best in the country for providing day surgery and plan to be even better," she said.Mrs May praised the quality of the QEH consultants."I have worked in and around London for a long time and some of the consultants here could easily be London teaching-hospital calibre: they are very impressive," she said.She saw for herself the high standards of patient care in the QEH by going around on a night duty with the patients' forum."I saw the levels of cleanliness and saw patients' food.We had excellent feedback from the patients," she said."The nursing and other care here is very good."The only female hospital chief executive in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire and one of the few nurses in the country to reach the position, Mrs May celebrated 20 years in the NHS in July.Originally from the Wye Valley in Wales, she trained as a nurse at the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport then became a theatre nurse and gradually worked her way up to theatre manager at hospitals in the West Country.In the early 1990s, she moved to North London and worked at Barnet and Edgware hospitals, managing their clinical services, before becoming chief executive of North Barnet Primary Care Group.For the last four years, she has been deputy chief executive of Havering Primary Care Trust in Essex."Over the last 20 years I have had hospital and primary care experience and I'm delighted to be back in the hospital environment," she said.Mrs May is married to Nigel and has two stepchildren, Katie, who has just finished at Bath University, and James, who is starting at Bristol University.She is presently living in hospital accommodation, but looking for a home locally with help from trust acting chairman the Rev Simon Stokes"My great sporting passion is skiing," she said.


Barnet Community Health Council

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A meeting has been arranged on 22 October with Ruth May, Chief Executive of the North Barnet PCG whom the Health Authority have asked to deal with this matter.


Meet the Trustees

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Ruth May


www.strategicprojectseoe.co.uk

Ruth May
ruthmay@nhs.net


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