Peter Reading is Co-Chair of the Disabled NHS Directors Network and Chief Executive of Northern Lincolnshire and Goole FT (NLaG). His 36 years’ experience as an NHS manager and management consultant includes 21 as a trust CEO (Lewisham & Guy’s Mental Health, UCL Hospitals, Leicester, Doncaster, Peterborough). Peter was a pioneer of community mental health services and user empowerment, was responsible for the design and PFI deal for the new University College Hospital and merged the three Leicester acute trusts into the (then) second biggest trust in England. He now specialises in transforming trusts in difficulty (Peterborough and NLaG). Following childhood polio, Peter cannot walk without crutches and a calliper.