Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital appoints new director

JONATHAN Develing took up the post of Director of Strategy and Partnerships on 1st January 2019.  

In 1980 Jonathan started his NHS career in general and psychiatric nursing, before moving into strategic health management.

He brings with him a considerable wealth of experience at both regional and national level in the NHS, having worked as Regional Director of Operations and Delivery for NHS England (North) and as Chief Officer at NHS Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group, and more recently as Senior Responsible Officer for the Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership Prevention workstream.   

Jonathan, who lives in Wirral with his wife and three children, said: “I am really looking forward to joining an outstanding team and taking on this new role for the Trust as Director of Strategy and Partnerships. 

“For many years Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital has been recognised by patients as the best hospital in the country and therefore it is a privilege for me to come to a Trust with a national reputation for outstanding care and treatment.”

Passionate about patient care and quality of services, Jonathan’s NHS career has seen him responsible for developing quality specifications and care standards, and for the transition of specialised commissioning across the North region to NHS England when he led the National High Secure commissioning team.

In his new role at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, part of Jonathan’s focus will be on developing evidence-based prevention strategies to tackle areas such as cardiovascular disease, as well as partnerships that will help the adoption and spread of best practice, both regionally and nationally.

Jane Tomkinson, LHCH Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to welcome Jonathan to the team at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital.

“We are renowned for the quality of services we provide for patients and families across the North West, for our outstanding staff and also for our commitment to work collaboratively and innovatively to improve care and treatment for patients. Jonathan will play a lead role in these areas and in helping us achieve our vision, ‘to be the best’.”