Gavin MacDonald was appointed Interim Chief Operating Officer of Medway NHS Foundation Trust in January 2023.
Gavin trained as a registered nurse in Scotland and specialised in critical care. He has held several senior management positions in England and Wales in acute hospitals, integrated care organisations and with NHS Improvement.
He is a graduate from the national chief operating officer programme and has held chief operating officer roles in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, North Wales and Kent.
He holds a Master’s degree in leadership and management, has a diploma in health emergency planning and is a quality improvement and service redesign practitioner.
Gavin is motivated by delivering quality, cost effective services for the population we serve, and is committed to supporting and enabling operational and clinical teams to deliver the best care in the right setting.