Director of Integration, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Sultan Mahmud is on a mission to ensure general practice and NHS Trusts work together more collaboratively to manage patient care. He does this by using analytics and providing clinicians with real-time information that can support rapidly changing healthcare needs.
In his role as Director of Integration at The Royal Wolverhampton Hospital Trust (RWT), Sultan has worked with GPs, hospital clinician, and IT colleagues to develop systems that enable collaboration in a mutually supportive and cohesive unit.
Over the last two years, the Vertical Integration model’s success has increased positive patient satisfaction, increased access in primary care, reduced demand in hospital care and has gathered national attention as an innovative way forward to support general practice and promote integrated care.
Sultan joined RWT in 2014 to support the Trust in its horizontal integration programme with Cannock Chase Hospital. He secured much needed elective capacity to ensure waiting lists in Wolverhampton, South Staffordshire and surrounding areas were better managed.
Sultan’s commitment to innovation and new ways of working has contributed to the Trust’s growth and success. In addition to his work at Wolverhampton, he supports NHS trusts and GPs across England to do the same.
Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust was awarded the Lord Carter prize for innovation in 2017 and has been a showcase hospital for infection prevention and innovation.