Andrew MacCallum, Interim Chief Nursing Officer at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been announced as the Director of the newly launched Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery.
Officially launched last month the Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery is a partnership between Oxford Brookes University, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, under the umbrella of the Oxford Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC).
The School will uniquely combine education, clinical practice and research across the nursing, midwifery and allied health professions.
Andrew MacCallum has been Interim Chief Nursing Officer at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since March this year. He will take on his new role at the Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery in September 2017.
Andrew has over 30 continuous years of experience in the nursing profession, and has gained an excellent record of achievement in improving quality, and managing and influencing change within large complex organisations.
Ros Alstead, Director of Nursing and Clinical Standards at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I’m pleased to welcome Andrew to the Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery. It’s an inspiring time for nursing in Oxfordshire and with Andrew’s expertise we are assured to place nursing research and practice in all specialities firmly at the heart of the city’s role as an international centre of excellence for healthcare and research.”
Dr Astrid Schloerscheidt, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Oxford Brookes University said: “I am delighted that Andrew will be joining us as Director of the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Andrew has extensive experience in both the HE sector and the NHS and as such brings valuable expertise to this exciting new development and will no doubt be instrumental in pushing the development of the School forward.”
Andrew has worked mainly within acute care, and he also has extensive knowledge and appreciation of other healthcare and organisational settings, including higher education. He has held board-level positions at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and latterly at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, where he was also the Interim Chief Executive on two occasions.
Andrew MacCallum said: “The Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery is an exciting and innovative partnership, bringing together our strengths in education, clinical practice and research. I am looking forward to leading the new School and working with colleagues at Oxford Brookes and the local NHS Trusts to begin transforming the education and training of nurses, midwives and allied healthcare practitioners across Oxfordshire.”