Dame Jackie Daniel

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Dame Jackie Daniel

Dame Jackie Daniel

Chief Executive, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Jackie began her career as a nurse and undertook a number of Director and Chief Executive roles, before being appointed as the Chief Executive of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust in August 2012.     

Jackie has successfully led the Trust out of special measures whilst establishing ‘Bay Health & Care Partners’ to deliver an ambitious healthcare strategy (Better Care Together) to integrate services across Morecambe Bay – one of the leading Accountable Care Systems. Jackie has embedded significant cultural change into the organisation following publication of the Kirkup Report into maternity services using a range of innovative approaches and techniques including ‘Listening into Action’ and ‘Flourish’.   

Since Jackie’s appointment, the Trust has embarked upon a successful improvement journey – moving from being rated as ‘inadequate’ and in special measures by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2014, to ‘good’ overall and ‘outstanding’ for caring in 2017, and now sits among the top rated NHS hospitals in the country. 

As a Chief Executive for the last 15 years, Jackie has led acute, mental health and specialist Trusts. Jackie holds a master’s degree in Quality Assurance in Health & Social Care and is a qualified business and personal coach.   

Jackie is an avid health and wellbeing commentator and a member of the HSJ Women Leaders Board.  Jackie has been shortlisted in the HSJ top CEO list in 2016 and 2017.  In 2017, she entered the HSJ top 100 most influential people in health and is shortlisted for the HSJ CEO of the year award.  

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