Return to the homepage

Welcome to my latest video message about the many opportunities provided through the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme.

I really enjoyed speaking with Graduate Trainees, Iona Jackland and Isabelle Tingle, both of whom have just completed their first placements with us in the Project Management Office and Workforce & Organisational Development Teams respectively.

I also spoke with Director of Operations for Planned Care, James Thomas, who shared his own experiences of the Scheme and how it laid the foundation for his successful career path.

I hope you enjoy watching it and do please share the message with your family and friends, particularly those with older children who are starting to think about future career paths.

Many people do not know about the types of opportunities, both clinical and non-clinical, available in the NHS and it’s important that we spread the word and generate interest amongst the younger generation – the future workforce and leaders of the NHS.

With best wishes,

Suzanne Rankin
Chief Executive



Each week Suzanne Rankin, our Chief Executive, sends a message to staff about events at the hospitals, special achievements, and plans for the future.

We shall be adding them to this section as well as including them on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

From time to time, we shall ask other members of the Trust Board and clinical team to give their perspective on the week in our hospitals.


About Suzanne

Suzanne was announced as the new Chief Executive in June 2014.

Suzanne began her nursing and management career with the Royal Navy, including deployment during the 1990 Gulf War; a spell as Senior Nursing Officer at NATO Headquarters in Lisbon; and Nursing Officer in charge of the 56-bed Trauma and Orthopaedic Unit at the former Royal Hospital Haslar in Gosport, Hampshire.

Past Messages