Dr Alan McGlennan has been appointed as chief medical officer for The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He will take up the role in August of this year.
Alan joins us from Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, where he is currently medical director and CEO of Chase Farm Hospital. He has extensive leadership experience having previously worked as chief clinical information officer, as well as a medical director and chief executive. He has also spent over 16 years working as a consultant at the Royal Free Hospital, with obstetric anaesthesia as a subspecialty.
During the first wave of the pandemic in 2020, he was appointed medical director of the Nightingale Hospital, and formed part of a leadership team responsible for setting up and overseeing the specialist facility. He has a particular interest in patient safety, digital innovation and pathway redesign.
Patricia Wright, chief executive of The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I am very pleased that Alan has accepted the post and look forward to welcoming him to our Trust. He brings with him a wealth of expertise and I have no doubt that he will be a true asset to our hospitals.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Gubby Ayida for the significant contribution she has made to the Trust and to wish her every success in her new role as CEO of Evelina London’s Women's and Children's Services, part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.”
Dr McGlennan said: “I am thrilled to be joining The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; I look forward to getting started and to meeting my new colleagues.
“For me, it’s something of a homecoming: I spent time as an undergraduate medical student at Hillingdon Hospital, on a paediatrics rotation, and later, as a ‘house officer’ in 1998, practising general medicine.
“It also happens that I live quite close to the hospital and I’m married to a local GP, too!”