Chief Executive appointed at Lincolnshire community trust
Maz Fosh has been appointed as the new substantive Chief Executive at Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS).
Maz has worked in the NHS for twelve years and successfully led LCHS in an interim capacity for the last two years, including during the very challenging period of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chair at LCHS, Elaine Baylis said: “I am delighted to announce that following a national competitive process for the position of Chief Executive, Maz Fosh was the successful candidate. Her values, compassionate leadership and approach to collaboration and innovation were key strengths that were all demonstrated throughout the process.
“I am looking forward to continuing working with her as the Trust progresses on its journey as an outstanding provider of community healthcare and a respected partner in the Integrated Care System (ICS) in Lincolnshire.”
Maz became interim Chief Executive of the Trust in July 2019, after 6 years as an executive director at LCHS.
During her time at the Trust, Maz’s achievements include developing and leading the Trust’s People, Digital and Estate strategies. She has led several transformational and culture change programmes to improve patient experience, promote independent living and improved access to services. She has led the Trust’s cultural change agenda resulting in significant improvements to staff morale, staff wellbeing and leadership capability.
Maz introduced a life-long learning culture and set the vision for becoming a vibrant apprenticeship academy to support role enrichment, career progression and provide local opportunities for the communities we serve. This resulted in LCHS being the first NHS Community Services Trust to receive a grade of Good in 2021 from Ofsted for the delivery of apprenticeships through our Apprentice Centre.
In her acting CEO capacity, Maz has successfully led the Trust through the pandemic, supporting the Lincolnshire health and care system with the establishment of urgent treatment centres, responding to the emerging ICS in establishing an alliance with provider colleagues, supporting innovation that has led to Trust colleagues being successful in being nominated for national awards and achieved improvements in the Trust staff survey.
Maz Fosh said: “I am extremely pleased to be able to continue to lead LCHS and build on the exciting progress we have achieved so far.
“We’ve experienced some very challenging times over the last year or so and I’m very proud and appreciative of how my colleagues continue to rise to the challenges we face in the NHS, with the support of our wider health and care partners and volunteers in Lincolnshire and beyond.
“I am passionate about innovation and collaboration and I very much look forward to continuing to develop and transform our services, working in partnership with my LCHS colleagues, Lincolnshire partners and the population we serve.”
Maz’s official appointment to the substantive role of Chief Executive will start with immediate effect.