‘Influential’ chief makes top 10 list

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The chief executive of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals has been named as one of the health service’s most influential leaders in a new survey.

Sir Andrew Cash was highly-placed in the Health Service Journal’s Top Chief Executives List for 2014.

The judging panel, made up of NHS bosses, healthcare associates and media figures, praised 50 leaders but picked out Sir Andrew as one of the top 10.

Low hospital death rates and financial achievements were highlighted among Sheffield’s strengths, while the panel also commended Andrew’s ‘compassion, leadership and inclusiveness’.

All NHS chief executives also voted on the basis of those CEOs they ‘most admired’.

The panel reviewed more than 200 chiefs at health trusts around the country.

Sir Andrew is one of the National longest-serving chief executives, leading Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since it was formed in 2004.

The trust has a budget of just under £1 billion, cares for over two million patients annually and employs more than 16,000 people.

He has been invited to work at the Department of Health in London on several occasions.