Gateshead chief executive one of the top NHS leaders

Trust chief executive Yvonne Ormston MBE has been included in an annual list of the NHS’s top leaders, published today by HSJ, the journal for the healthcare sector.

Yvonne, who is chief executive of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust, is named as one of the top 50 chief executives in the NHS.

The list is judged on 3 main criteria, namely the personal example set by the chief executive, the performance of the organisation they lead and the contribution the chief executive has made to the wider health and social care system.

As well as exhibiting strong leadership in Gateshead, Yvonne is also the deputy chair of Health and Care Women’s Leaders Network, a Guiding group member for the LGBT Network, as well as ICS Lead for EDI & in particular developing staff networks.

She is the ICS Pathology Network Director and has taken on both ICS, NE & Y and national roles to support testing throughout the pandemic.

Alison Marshall, chair of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Yvonne is an inspirational leader and we’re so proud that she has been included on the top 50 list. She leads by example and has been one of the loudest advocates for equity among our staff, with her tireless work to promote our staff networks.”