Russell NightingaleChief Operating Officer

Russell enjoys working through operational challenges, and is passionate about enabling teams and supporting colleagues to excel while challenging the status quo and always seeking improvement.

Russell Nightingale

Russell commenced his professional journey within the private sector, subsequently transitioning into the NHS. His initial roles involved managing services in Urgent Care, Acute Medicine, and Theatres for the Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. Following this, he made a considerable impact across a range of organisations in London, including; Bart’s Health NHS Trust, Whittington Trust and latterly North Middlesex Trust in Tottenham. Responsible for the operational delivery and across a range of specialties and moving services from inadequate or RI to good with the CQC. Now COO at HDFT in Yorkshire, where he assumed the role of Senior Responsible Officer for elective recovery across WYAAT and has recently been entrusted with leading the HNY elective recovery programme. Russell’s professional ethos is characterised by an unwavering commitment to continuous improvement and fostering collaborative leadership based on radical candour.