Dominic Dodd appointed Chair of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

NHS England / NHS Improvement is pleased to announce the appointment of Dominic Dodd as Chair of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust from 1 November 2019 to 31 October 2023.

This appointment in London sees Dominic continue in his current separate role as Chair of The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Dominic is a director of UCLPartners, Europe’s largest academic health science system, and trustee of The King’s Fund.



Sir David Sloman, Regional Director of the NHS in London said:

“Dominic will bring invaluable experience to the role of Chair at RNOH, providing a vital contribution in support of the trust’s important work.”

Rob Hurd, Chief Executive of Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, added:

“I am extremely proud and excited that the RNOH has attracted a chair of Dominic’s calibre. This appointment is good news for the RNOH, our patients and our staff. It will help the RNOH enhance our status as a leading national and international centre of excellence and continue the journey to get the most out of working in partnership across the North London Partners NHS community. I would like to thank Joe Carlebach for holding the reigns as acting chair during the transition to our new chair.”

Dominic Dodd said:

“I’m delighted to be joining Rob Hurd and the team at the RNOH. It has a reputation for outstanding tertiary services and research and for being a pioneer in sharing best practices across the NHS. I look forward to working with everyone at the trust and with our partners in the NHS to build the RNOH’s future as a world-leader in the field.”