Hospital trusts move closer together

North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) and University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) have announced their decision to move to a Joint Chair and Joint Chief Executive as the first step on a journey to establish a Group model within two years.

The trusts, which run Bristol’s hospitals, say that this is not a merger, but demonstrates clear commitment from both organisations to formally create an environment that will  strengthencollaboration, and enable delivery of a Joint Clinical Strategy. 

“Working as a Group will also enable the trusts to join forces to address shared challenges while still retaining the flexibility to serve their unique communities. These changes are crucial to unlock significant benefits for staff and patients,” they say.