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Chief Operating Officer - Robin Snead

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02476 86 5386


Frances Golder


  • Service development
  • Elective and emergency care transformation
  • Productivity and efficiency 
  • Estates
  • Facilities and security management
  • Hotel services
  • Health and safety
  • IT
  • Mental health
  • Radiation protection
  • Emergency preparedness


Robin Snead is George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust's Chief Operating Officer. Robin joined the Trust in May 2022.

The Chief Operating Officer is responsible for co-ordinating and delivering performance against national and local clinical operational and performance standards. The Chief Operating Officer is responsible for ensuring that there is an operational structure in place which has the capacity and capability to lead services to deliver against these standards.  This role provides high profile leadership which adheres to the core values of the Trust, with responsibility for ensuring the delivery of safe and high quality patient care by each of the clinical divisions and directorates through a robust system of planning, service delivery and performance management.

The Chief Operating Officer is responsible for the leadership of service development, elective and emergency care transformation and productivity and efficiency. The Chief Operating Officer has a key role to play in integration with the wider health and social care system to ensure it is fully developed in line with the overarching corporate strategy.

The Chief Operating Officer leads on estates, facilities and security management, hotel services, health and safety, mental health, radiation protection and emergency preparedness.

(Non-voting George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust Board member)


Robin started his career in the NHS in 1996, qualifying with a BSc Hons Degree in Nursing with Registered Nurse qualification from the University of Hertfordshire.  

He has worked in various ward based clinical nursing roles, culminating as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Vascular Studies.  

Robin joined the NHS Graduate Financial Management Training Scheme and qualified as a Management Accountant, as a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), in 2002.  

He has since worked in various managerial roles, from group manager to Director of Operations of two divisions at University Hospital Birmingham Foundation Trust from 2000 to 2014 and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, until 2017.  He also spent a year working with Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group as Director of Urgent Care. 

Before joining George Eliot Hospital in May 2022, Robin was  Deputy Chief Operating Officer at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, from 2018 to April 2022.