Publish date: 24 March 2023

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS FT’s Chief Executive, Karen James OBE, has been named as one of the country’s top Trust leaders.

Karen was named in the Health Service Journal’s Top 50 Chief Executives for 2023 as voted for by a panel composed of prominent figures from across the health service.

The judging was against a criteria of the performance of the chief executive and organisation over the past year, as well as the contribution of the CEO to the wider health and social care system.

Karen was appointed to the post in October 2014 and also holds the same position at Stockport NHS FT.

Karen said: “I am enormously proud to hold the position of chief executive at Tameside and Glossop ICFT and Stockport FT, and this nomination is on behalf of the entire workforce.

“Our commitment to providing exceptional patient care, both at the acute hospitals and in the communities we serve has been recognised by some of the leading figures in the NHS.

“I would also like to pay tribute to other colleagues on the list for their commitment to the NHS during an especially challenging period.”