George became Chief Executive of University Hospitals Sussex on 1 June 2022.
George was formerly the Chief Executive of Medway NHS Foundation Trust, where he oversaw an improvement programme that removed all CQC “inadequate” ratings and moved the emergency department from “inadequate” to “good”.
Prior to taking up the post of Chief Executive at Medway, George was Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Medical Officer in Western Sussex Hospitals and Brighton and Sussex University Hospital.
He was a pivotal member of the executive team of those Trusts providing leadership, stability, and a dedication to Patient First improvement through both Covid and Trust merger.
George contributed to Western Sussex Hospitals becoming the first non-specialist acute trust in the country to be rated ‘Outstanding’ in all the key inspection areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission. He was also part of the leadership team at Brighton during the period when the Trust exited special measures and climbed three inspection ratings to Outstanding for Caring and Good overall.
A specialist intensive care consultant, George is an experienced clinical leader at national and regional level, and a Fellow of the Health Foundation’s GenerationQ programme.