Nick Carver, former chief executive of East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, has been named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours, in recognition of his services to the NHS.
Nick has served 42 years in the NHS, first as a hospital porter, then a registered nurse, before moving into management. He joined East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust as chief executive in November 2002, stepping down in December 2021. He is now chair at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
In his time overseeing the Lister in Stevenage, Hertford County Hospital, the New QEII In Welwyn Garden City, and Mount Vernon Cancer Centre in Northwood, Nick led service and quality improvements – with the trust performance on cancer being amongst the best in the country, becoming a regional specialist centre for renal medicine, and the lead provider in the Hertfordshire and West Essex Vascular Network.
Speaking on this honour, Nick said:
I am delighted to have been honoured by Her Majesty The Queen. I am conscious that it has been my great privilege over many years to lead fantastic teams of talented people and I am very mindful that any success that I have had has undoubtably been down to their cumulative talents.”
Ellen Schroder, chair of East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, said:
On behalf of the board and staff of the Trust, I would like to congratulate Nick on his OBE. His leadership and commitment over almost two decades, and most recently during the pandemic, will have benefitted millions of patients in Hertfordshire.”