New Director of Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery announced

Monday, 10 July 2017

Andrew MacCallum

Andrew MacCallum, Interim Chief Nursing Officer at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been announced as the Director of the newly launched Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Officially launched last month the Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery is a partnership between Oxford Brookes University, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, under the umbrella of the Oxford Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC).

The School will uniquely combine education, clinical practice and research across the nursing, midwifery and allied health professions.

Andrew MacCallum has been Interim Chief Nursing Officer at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since March this year. He will take on his new role at the Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery as of September.

Andrew has over 30 continuous years of experience in the nursing profession, and has gained an excellent record of achievement in improving quality, and managing and influencing change within large complex organisations.

Dr Astrid Schloerscheidt, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Oxford Brookes University said: “I am delighted that Andrew will be joining us as Director of the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Andrew has extensive experience in both the HE sector and the NHS and as such brings valuable expertise to this exciting new development and will no doubt be instrumental in pushing the development of the School forward.”

Andrew has extensive experience in both the HE sector and the NHS and as such brings valuable expertise to this exciting new development and will no doubt be instrumental in pushing the development of the School forward.

Dr Astrid Schloerscheidt, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Oxford Brookes University

Although he has worked mainly within acute care, Andrew also has extensive knowledge and appreciation of other healthcare and organisational settings, including higher education. He has held board-level positions at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and latterly at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, where he was also the Interim Chief Executive on two occasions.

Andrew MacCallum said: “The Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery is an exciting and innovative partnership, bringing together our strengths in education, clinical practice and research. I am looking forward to leading the new School and working with colleagues at Oxford Brookes and the local NHS Trusts to begin transforming the education and training of nurses, midwives and allied healthcare practitioners across Oxfordshire.”

Ros Alstead, Director of Nursing and Clinical Standards at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I’m pleased to welcome Andrew to the Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery. It’s an inspiring time for nursing in Oxfordshire and with Andrew’s expertise we are assured to place nursing research and practice in all specialities firmly at the heart of the city’s role as an international centre of excellence for healthcare and research.”

A celebratory film shown on the official launch of the Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery which highlights the importance of the new School and the students and staff it will benefit can be viewed below: