07 / 7 / 2014 2.50pm
Dean Royles is leaving NHS Employers to take up a new post in September 2014, as executive director for HR at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
Dean became chief executive of NHS Employers in 2010, from his previous role with the NHS North West. In his announcement to staff at NHS Employers this morning, Dean said he had “benefited greatly” from working at NHS Employers, and felt that his time here was like being “a round peg in a round hole.”
“NHS Employers is a unique organisation and I have been privileged to be part of it for three and a half years,” said Dean. “I am proud of the team I have assembled, and our contribution to developing a workforce focused on patients. During my time here, I have made it a priority to value partnership working as a central part of everything we do, and I am confident that this approach will continue to be successful in coming years.”
Commenting in a media statement, Rob Webster, chief executive of NHS Confederation, said:
"Dean has been a class act at NHS Employers – he has inspired, challenged and supported colleagues at all levels – and we are all sad to see him go. His new post in Leeds is a fantastic job for him and we wish him and the team at Leeds well. He will make an excellent contribution.”