Dr Buki Adeyemo

Chief Executive

Brief Biography

Dr Buki Adeyemo was announced as North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust’s Chief Executive on 14 December 2023, having previously served as the Trust’s interim Chief Executive from December 2021, and Medical Director from 2012.

Dr Adeyemo started her medical career in Nigeria, and graduated from the University of Lagos. She came to work for the NHS in 1997, and has spent the majority of her career to date working in North Staffordshire.

She is a dual qualified old age and adults’ psychiatrist, and became a consultant old age psychiatrist in 2007 at Combined Healthcare. During her career, Dr Adeyemo has specialised in medical education and psychological therapies.

Dr Adeyemo is a NHS Chief Executive representative on the Mental Health Network Board at the NHS Confederation, and is a member of the Association of Black Psychiatrists, part of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and of the Black Women in Health network.

She is the Chair of Combined Healthcare’s Inclusion Council.

Read the front page interview with Buki by Managers in Partnership magazine here:

Read Dr Adeyemo’s profile on Women in the NHS here

Watch Buki’s review of the year 2022/23 – given at our 2023 AGM here:

Watch Buki’s review of 2021/22 – another Outstanding Year for Combined Healthcare and its people.

See Buki’s hopes for a future NHS from our 2023 multi-media exhibition, “Mental Health Perspectives”

See Buki’s reflections on her career in the NHS, first shown as part of our Summer Celebration of Long Service.


Watch Buki’s presentation to our 2021 and 2020 AGMs here