Tracy Taylor was appointed Chief Executive in August 2016. She is also Chief Executive Officer of Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, one of the three Trusts that are joining together under the Transforming Care Together partnership.
Tracy has worked in the NHS for 30 years. She trained as a nurse in Birmingham and held a number of community nursing posts around the city before progressing into managerial roles within the NHS. She is a registered general nurse, health visitor and school nurse and has a breadth of experience in general management and service improvement across secondary care, primary care and out-of-hospital services.
Having begun her career as a nurse, Tracy values the importance of maintaining her clinical focus as a leader by protecting time in her diary each week to visit staff and gain an insight into the issues from a frontline perspective.
Tracy is tireless and trusted in raising profile and understanding of the role out-of-hospital services play for people and the future NHS. Three times named among Health Service Journal’s (HSJ) ‘Top 50 Chief Executives’ (no. 16 in 2016), Tracy is acknowledged for leadership within her organisation and nationally as chair of the Community First NHS group and an NHS Providers Board member. She currently plays an active system leadership role within the sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) for the Black Country, Birmingham and Solihull. Tracy is renowned as a passionate, effective advocate for the health interests of patients and communities, locally and nationally, in helping achieve better care and outcomes, and for the future objectives of the NHS.
Tracy lives in Staffordshire with her husband and three children.