Miller, Patricia /

Patricia Miller

Chief Executive, Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and member of the NHS Race Observatory Board

Patricia has worked for the NHS for 30 years and holds a Masters degree in Health Care Management. Patricia joined Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as Chief Operating Officer in 2011 and after leading a successful turnaround programme, Patricia was appointed as Chief Executive in September 2014. Patricia, together with two CEO colleagues of neighboring Trusts, was successful in an application for the Acute Care Collaboration Vanguard and is currently a key partner in the Our Dorset system, a wave one Integrated Care System. Patricia has a strong focus on equality, diversity, inclusion and health inequalities and is currently co-chair of the provider Chairs and CEOs network, a member of the NHS England’s health inequalities oversight group and is a member of the newly created NHS Race and Health Observatory Board. Patricia is also one of only 8 BAME CEOs in the NHS hospital sector. Patricia was named as one of 25 Rising Stars of the NHS in 2013, one of the top 50 CEOs in 2019, amongst the top 50 BAME figures who will exercise the most power and/or influence in the NHS and health policy 2020 and was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to the NHS.