Lawrence Tallon

Deputy Chief Executive
Guy’s and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust



Lawrence was appointed deputy chief executive at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in March 2020, at the start of the pandemic. He is the executive lead for the merger with the Royal Brompton and Harefield, which will create the largest NHS foundation trust in England.

Before joining Guy’s and St Thomas’ he was director of strategy, planning and performance at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

Lawrence has held a wide range of healthcare leadership roles, both in the UK and abroad. He spent five years in the Middle East developing one of the region's leading academic health systems. He also spent nearly a decade in Whitehall at the Department of Health, where he worked in the offices of both the Secretary of State and the NHS Chief Executive.

He was managing director of the Shelford Group, which is an association of ten of the leading university hospitals in the NHS.

Lawrence has a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, and a master’s in global health policy from Imperial College. He is interested in UK and international health services, politics, current affairs and sports.

Twitter: @LawrenceTallon

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