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Community trust CEO Maz Fosh to leave NHS

Posted on: 12th July 2023

Maz Fosh will leave her role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) in July 2023.  

Maz has worked in the NHS for over 13 years and successfully led LCHS as CEO for the past four years, including during the very challenging period of the COVID-19 pandemic. Maz’s achievements include many transformational and culture change programmes, to improve patient experience and promote independent living and improved access to services for local residents. 

Maz Fosh said: “It has been a huge privilege to lead the Trust and work with such amazing and inspirational colleagues. I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved as a Trust, both for the care we provide to the communities we serve, as well as the partnership working arrangements, we have built across the health and care system in Lincolnshire.    

“However, it’s time for me to now explore other opportunities which have been presented to me.   

“I look forward to seeing the Lincolnshire system continue the great collaborative work we have already achieved in the county.”  

The Acting Chair of LCHS Malcolm Burch said: “During Maz’s time as CEO, the Trust has maintained its outstanding rating by the Care Quality Commission.   

“Maz introduced a lifelong learning culture and set the vision for a vibrant apprenticeship academy to support role enrichment, career progression and provide local opportunities for our communities. This resulted in LCHS being the first NHS community health services trust to receive a grade of “Good” in 2021 from Ofsted for the delivery of apprenticeships through our Apprentice Centre.”  

LCHS and United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) have agreed to move towards a Group Model with a single CEO across both Trusts. Andrew Morgan, CEO of ULHT will undertake a shared CEO role between with effect from 1 August 2023, whilst a national recruitment process starts for a single CEO. Andrew will step down from full-time CEO duties, at the end of March 2024.