Rob Hurd

Rob has 25 years NHS Senior Management experience, 12 years at Board level and nine years as Chief Executive of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust.

He led the turnaround of the RNOH from a `double weak’ rated Trust (2008) to nine outstanding ratings from the CQC (2014). The internal culture and external engagement of the organisation has been transformed.

In partnership with Professor Briggs he established GIRFT linked to the Vanguard Programme and the National Orthopaedic Vanguard. It also had academic validation as a formal NIHR CLAHRC evaluation project and publication in BMC Health Services Research (and highly commended HSJ Award).