Sir Julian Hartley NHS with GatenbySanderson. Interview about the future of healthcare

Julian Hartley: Embracing collaborative commitments to help the NHS thrive

Robin Staveley, Practice Lead of the Health sector at GatenbySanderson, was recently joined by the CEO of NHS Providers, Sir Julian Hartley. In this interview, he shares the five key commitments a new administration needs to embrace to collaboratively bring about successful change and safeguard the future of the National Health Service.

In this conversation, they explore the current financial position of the NHS, which has been experiencing challenges for decades. They also discuss the enormous strain that has been put on the service, particularly after the global pandemic. In this interview, you will find out:

  • How the dynamic has changed in the NHS
  • The importance of providing care and the reduction of health inequalities
  • Hopes for the future and building a new infrastructure programme


Watch the full interview below.




About Sir Julian Hartley

Sir Julian Hartley joined NHS Providers as chief executive in February 2023, having been chief executive of Leeds Teaching Hospitals since 2013.

During his decade of service at Leeds Julian led a major programme of culture change and staff engagement to deliver improved quality, operational and financial performance. In 2019 Julian was asked to be the executive lead for the interim NHS People Plan by Baroness Dido Harding, chair of NHS Improvement, having previously worked as managing director of NHS Improving Quality – a national organisation set up to drive change and improvement across the NHS.

Julian’s career in the NHS began as a general management trainee working in the North East of England. Following his training, he worked in a number of NHS management posts at hospital, health authority and regional level. His first board director appointment was at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust, where he was responsible for planning, operations and strategy.

Julian was awarded Knight Bachelor for services to healthcare in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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