latest health care news

05.04.16

NHS Improvement board members announced

The names of the first board members of the newly formed NHS Improvement have been announced.

NHS Improvement launched on Friday, bringing together the work previously done by Monitor, the NHS Trust Development Authority, Patient Safety, the National Reporting and Learning System, the Advancing Change Team and the Intensive Support Teams in overseeing and supporting healthcare providers.

The new board will be chaired by Ed Smith, previously director of both Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority.

He said: “NHS Improvement gives us a opportunity to support providers to make real change for patients. I’m delighted to welcome those members who’ve joined our board, adding their expertise and knowledge to that we’ve brought over from the NHS Trust Development Authority and from Monitor.”

The other non-executive directors are:

  • Professor Lord Darzi of Denham
  • Lord Carter of Coles
  • Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell
  • Sigurd Reinton CBE
  • Caroline Thomson
  • Sarah Harkness
  • Laura Carstensen
  • Richard Douglas CB

The first board meeting will be on 28 April.

Tim Heymann, Heather Lawrence and Iain Osborne stepped down as Monitor non-executive directors on 31 March, and Keith Palmer stood down on 31 January. Dame Christine Beasley and Crispin Simon stepped down from the NHS Trust Development Authority board on 31 March, and Sir Peter Carr will step down on 30 April.

Comments

There are no comments. Why not be the first?

Add your comment

 

national health executive tv

more videos >

featured articles

View all News

last word

Hard to be optimistic

Hard to be optimistic

Rachel Power, chief executive of the Patients Association, warns that we must be realistic about the very real effects of continued underfunding across the health service. It’s now beyond more > more last word articles >

health service focus

View all News

comment

Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Bei... more >
Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

13/06/2019Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

Nurses have been named as the most under-appreciated public sector professi... more >

interviews

How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

24/10/2018How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

A dedicated national social care service could be a potential solution to s... more >

the scalpel's daily blog

Urology nurses are leading the way in adoption of prostate cancer biopsy technique

11/07/2019Urology nurses are leading the way in adoption of prostate cancer biopsy technique

Jonah Rusere, Advanced Nurse Practitioner for South East London Accountable Cancer Network, outlines an opportunity for urology nurses to make a difference to prostate cancer ... more >
read more blog posts from 'the scalpel' >

editor's comment

25/09/2017A hotbed of innovation

This edition of NHE comes hot on the heels of this year’s NHS Expo which, once again, proved to be a huge success at Manchester Central. A number of announcements were made during the event, with the health secretary naming the second wave of NHS digital pioneers, or ‘fast followers’, which follow the initial global digital exemplars who were revealed at the same show 12 months earlier.  Jeremy Hunt also stated that by the end of 2018 – the 70th birthday... read more >