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Top 50 Chiefs

Posted on the 31st March 2015

The Health Service Journal (HSJ) has released its list of top leaders within the NHS as chosen for by a panel of 14 judges. In a time of increased pressures for the NHS, including reduced budgets, increases in demand on services and pressure from regulators, this is when the outstanding leaders shine through. The list, compiled for the second year, highlights Chief Executives who have defining characteristics including a clear vision for the future coupled with outstanding leadership and commitment to their organisation and patient care.

A nurse by background, Heather was selected for leading Lancashire Care with a values based approach during her last 6 years at the helm and stresses the importance of aligning leadership characteristics with the caring nature of the NHS. She is an advocate for quality and compassionate care and an expert in change management.  In addition to this, she plays an instrumental role in the North West Coast Academic Science Health Network (NWC AHSN), a partnership of organisations in the North West with the aim of increasing innovation and research in clinical areas such as cancer, cardiac, long term conditions and mental health.

Heather Tierney-Moore said: 

“It is an honour to be named on the HSJ list with my peers who do incredible work within their respective organisations. This is indeed a challenging time for the NHS overall, however at Lancashire Care we have an exemplary workforce who are passionate about providing the very best care for our service users and carers. I am dedicated to ensuring all our staff live the Trust’s values and we encourage leadership and development of staff throughout the organisation so everyone can make a positive contribution. I am extremely proud of the work we do and look forward to whatever the next year has in store for us.”

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