Chief Executive appointed at Lincolnshire Community Health Services

Maz Fosh has been appointed as the new substantive Chief Executive at Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS), after holding the role in an interim capacity for the past two years.

Maz became interim Chief Executive of the trust in July 2019, following six years as an executive director. During this time, Maz led the trust’s People, Digital and Estate strategies, implemented culture change programmes, and improved access to services.

The trust said: “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.”

Chair at LCHS, Elaine Baylis, added: “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 in Lincolnshire.”

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.”