On 1 April, Humber NHS Foundation Trust became Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust to better reflect the organisation’s work in promoting learning to benefit patient care.
Chief Executive Michele Moran said: “There was a widespread desire within the Trust to refresh our name so it better reflects our teaching activity and close working relationships with the universities of Hull and York.
“We are particularly keen to highlight our strong bond with the University of Hull’s Faculty of Health Sciences and the quality education it provides to the significant number of its students who later choose to begin or develop their careers with the Trust.
“The change also illustrates our three core values – Caring, Learning and Growing – and demonstrates the rapidly growing importance of our research and development, particularly its practical application to our services.”
Work on the name change began last year and moved forward quickly when the Board and Council of Governors agreed the changes. Key partner organisations offered support before healthcare regulator NHS Improvement granted final approval.