Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Region served South Yorkshire
Type NHS Foundation Trust
Chair Tony Pedder
Chief Exec Sir Andrew Cash OBE
Number of employees 15,000

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest of the United Kingdom's current 152 NHS Foundation Trusts.[citation needed] The Chief Executive is Sir Andrew Cash and the Medical Director Dr David Throssell.


The organisation provides healthcare services for people in the Sheffield area and surrounding area of South Yorkshire and beyond. The trust provides a very wide range of specialities, and consists of two main parts.

  1. the West Campus, consisting of the Royal Hallamshire Hospital (a large acute hospital) together with its Jessop Wing (for fertility, women's health and care of newborn babies), Weston Park Hospital (a specialist cancer hospital) and the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, all located between Broomhill and Broomhall in the West End. Areas of speciality covered include infectious diseases and tropical medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, urology and haematology.
  2. the Northern General Hospital, located in the northern suburbs around Longley, Firth Park, Grimesthorpe and Shiregreen. Areas of speciality covered include plastic surgery, respiratory medicine, cardiology.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust is a separate organisation.

Besides being a major healthcare services provider, providing over 900,000 appointments and operations each year,[1] it also provides clinical education for medical students from the University of Sheffield. The Trust uses the Single Transferable Vote voting system to elect its Members' Council.[2]

The Trust and its hospitals have close links with the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University.

In 2013 it was asked to support Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust[3] as a result of the Keogh Review

In January 2015 the Trust announced a deal with HP Enterprise Services UK, Orion Health and Imprivata to give clinicians secure online access to patients' medical records, enabling "more joined up working between community, acute and primary care professionals".[4]

It is one of the biggest provider of specialised services in England, which generated an income of £295.9 million in 2014/5.[5]


The Trust was highlighted by NHS England as having 3 out of the 148 reported never events in England in the period from April to September 2013.[6]

The trust expects to finish 2015-16 with a deficit of more than £19 million as a result of changes to the NHS tariff.[7]

It was named by the Health Service Journal as one of the top hundred NHS trusts to work for in 2015. At that time it had 13,112 full-time equivalent staff and a sickness absence rate of 4.49%. 78% of staff recommend it as a place for treatment and 70% recommended it as a place to work.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Website
  2. ^ NHS Foundation Trusts using STV - STV Action. Accessed 26 July 2009
  3. ^ "How we'll get Scunthorpe hospital trust out of 'special measures'". Scunthorpe Telegraph. 11 October 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust selects HP to build online portal". Computing. 14 January 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Analysed: The biggest NHS providers of specialised services". Health Service Journal. 16 October 2015. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "NHS reveals 'never event' figures". Sheffield Star. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Rollover tariff trusts expect massive deficits". Health Service Journal. 26 May 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "HSJ reveals the best places to work in 2015". Health Service Journal. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 

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