Sir Michael Deegan CBE - Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

As chief executive, Sir Michael Deegan led the merger of Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) in 2017 to create Manchester University Foundation Trust (MFT). Prior to this he had been chief executive of CMFT since 2001.

Whilst chief executive of CMFT, Mike Deegan oversaw the £520m PFI redevelopment of its Oxford Road campus; attained, in partnership with the University of Manchester, Biomedical Research Centre designation in 2008; and, managed the transition to Foundation Trust status with effect from January 2009.

Manchester University Foundation Trust is the first NHS lead sponsor of a groundbreaking Academy for Health, Bioscience and Sport, which opened in September 2009. The trust is a founding member of the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, one of only five such centres designated across the UK.

Mike Deegan is currently a member of the National Leadership Network and chairs its programme of work on local hospitals.

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