UWE awards honorary degree to Stephen Golledge

Issue date: 14 July 2011


Stephen Golledge

The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration to Stephen Golledge in recognition of his significant contribution to the development of UWE's health provision and continuing input to the National Health Service.

The Honorary Degree will be conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences on Monday 18 July 2011 at Bristol Cathedral.

Born in London, Stephen attended Downsbrook and Worthing High School for Boys. In 1973, Stephen joined West Sussex County Council as a junior entrant. A few months later he chose to leave the County Council for the NHS.

In 1978, he took up a post at Avon Family Practitioner Committee in Bristol. He was appointed to the post of Chief Officer in 1988.

In 1989, Stephen was appointed as Chief Executive of Gloucestershire Family Health Services Authority. He went on to become Director of Gloucestershire Health Authority in the 1990s. In 2001, he was appointed as Chief Executive of West Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust, which achieved 3 star status.

Stephen also provided Chief Executive leadership to Nottingham City Primary Care Trust (PCT) in 2007 on a temporary basis.

Stephen Golledge said, “I am delighted to receive this honour from the University of the West of England. During my long employment with the NHS I have had the privilege of working alongside some excellent people- those directly representing the public interest as well as clinicians and managers- who have also been committed to making a real difference in peoples' lives and improving their experience of the NHS. That must remain at the heart of what we seek to do within the NHS. I could not have achieved as much as I have during my public service without the positive support of my wife Jackie and my two sons Mark and Paul and I thank them for their unfailing support. My thanks also go to those people who have provided help and guidance to me when I have most needed it.”

Since 2007, Stephen has been engaged in a part time capacity at East Midlands Strategic Health Authority and has provided organisational development support in Lincolnshire PCT. Stephen has also been a negotiator for the national General Practitioner (GP) and Pharmacy Contracts since 2005. He is currently the lead negotiator for discussions with the British Medical Association on the GP Contract, acting on behalf of the Department of Health and the Devolved Administrations for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Stephen has also served as a trustee and advisor to two local charitable trusts.

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Editor's Notes

The Honorary Degree will be conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences on Monday 18 July at 14:00 at Bristol Cathedral.

Photographs will be available to the media following the ceremony upon request to the Press Office.

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