Jacqueline Totterdell, Group Chief Executive of St George’s, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group has been named as one of the Top 50 leaders of NHS Trusts by the Health Service Journal (HSJ).

The HSJ has compiled the Top 50 CEOs list annually for the last eight years. It’s judged by leading industry figures looking at criteria including their performance during the pandemic, their organisations overall performance and their contribution to the wider health and social care system.

Gillian Norton, Group Chair at St George’s, Epsom and St Helier’s University Hospitals and Health Group said:

“Jacqueline has provided excellent leadership not just to St George’s but also more recently to Epsom and St Helier and South West London’s Acute Provider Collaborative.

“I am delighted to see this recognition of her commitment and achievements; I know I speak on behalf of all my colleagues in saying how well deserved it is.”

The HSJ’s judging panel for the awards was made up of 15 of biggest names in the industry including Alastair McLellan, Editor and Chair of the HSJ, Lord Victor Adebowale, Chair of the NHS Confederation and Prof Áine Burns Vice president of the Royal College of Physicians. They took into consideration chief executives that have led their organisations through considerable challenges, leadership style and behaviours, Care Quality Commission (CQC) reports and how far chief executives work towards wider healthcare goals rather than exclusively focusing on their organisation.

St Georges, Epsom, and St Helier Hospitals and Health Group is exemplary for Trusts across the country, being led by two women in the most senior positions, Chief Executive Jacqueline and Chair Gillian Norton.

Notes to editors

The full list of the HSJ’s 2022 Top 50 CEO can be found here.


St George’s University Hospital FT

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest healthcare provider, major teaching hospital and tertiary centre for south west London, Surrey and beyond – and one of the largest healthcare providers in the UK – serving a population of 3.5 million.

Its main site, St George’s Hospital – one of the country’s principal teaching hospitals – is shared with St George’s, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research.

St George’s is one of 11 adult and children major trauma centres in the UK, one of eight hyper acute stroke units and one of the biggest and busiest of the eight heart attack centres in London.

It is also an accredited centre of excellence for trauma, neurology, cardiology, cancer and blood pressure services and is the national centre for family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases.

St George’s children’s services are rated outstanding by the CQC.


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