Ann Radmore, an NHS leader with over 30 years’ experience, joins London Ambulance Service today (Monday 7 January) as its new Chief Executive.
Ann is the first female chief executive of the London Ambulance Service.
She said: “I feel very privileged and excited to be joining the Service. One of my first big challenges is to understand the rising demand for ambulances in London. I’m looking forward to working with commissioners to take the Service forward so we continue to provide the highest standards of patient care while responding to increasing numbers of 999 calls.”
Since her appointment was announced in October, Ann has already joined ambulance crews on ride outs as they respond to incidents in the capital. She has also spent time in the emergency control room at the Service’s headquarters in Waterloo.
Ann said: “What I’ve seen is real pride, compassion and commitment to patient care in the people who work for the Service. It is certainly one of our biggest strengths.
“The London Ambulance Service is a good organisation and I’m looking forward to leading it through some of the changes taking place in the health service in London.”
Ann was previously Chief Executive of NHS South West London and started her NHS career as a national management trainee after graduating from Cambridge University.
She was appointed Sector Chief Executive for South West London in 2009 and was previously Chief Executive of NHS Wandsworth.
Anna led two major hospital redevelopments, one in Greenwich and one at Queen Mary’s Roehampton. She also led the London wide implementation of the ground breaking stroke and cardiovascular models – which significantly improved outcomes for patients through specialist units.
Ann said: “I have lived in London all my life and worked in the NHS since 1983 and feel honoured to have the opportunity to work for this crucial, lifesaving service.
“I very much look forward to playing my part in taking these essential services for Londoners from strength to strength.”
Ann lives in Croydon with her two sons. She replaces Peter Bradley who left the Service in September to become Chief Executive of St John Ambulance in New Zealand.