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Richard Beeken

Richard was appointed to the role of Chief Executive at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust in September 2021 after joining the organisation from Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust where he served as CEO for three years.

He has had several senior roles at NHS Trusts across the Black Country, including at Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.

Richard has previously been Chief Executive at Wye Valley NHS Trust where he led the Trust out of special measures, as he also did successfully at Walsall, along with leading the creation and implementation of the Walsall Together place-based Integrated Care Partnership with a number of partners in the town. He is committed to working collaboratively with partners at place and across Birmingham and the Black Country STP.

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