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Robert Woolley

Robert Woolley

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) was formed on 1 April 2020 following the merger of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust.

The information on this page is historic. Visit the UHBW Trust Board pages for the latest information.

Robert Woolley - Chief Executive 

Robert has been Chief Executive of the Trust since 2010, having served on the Trust Board since 2002. In that time, the Trust has completed a major redevelopment programme, become the first Trust to be rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission after a previous rating of Requires Improvement, achieved Biomedical Research Centre status in partnership with the University of Bristol and maintained a positive financial position in every year.

Robert is Co-Executive Lead for Healthier Together, the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, as well as a director of the West of England Academic Health Science Network and a member of the Health Education England South of England Education and Training Board.

Before moving to Bristol, he spent nine years at Barts and the London NHS Trust (now Barts Health) in a range of senior planning and operational roles. He has an English degree from Lincoln College, Oxford, and an MBA with distinction from the University of Bath.