Baroness Neuberger appointed our Chair from 1 April

28 Oct 2019

NHS England and NHS Improvement in London have announced the appointment of Baroness Julia Neuberger as Chair of Whittington Health NHS Trust from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2024.

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NHS Improvement and NHS England announced today that the new Chair of Whittington Health NHS Trust will be Baroness Julia Neuberger.Baroness Neuberger will take up this role from 1 April 2020 and her term will last until 31 March 2024.  She is also the Chair of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and will continue in this role.

The two posts are separate appointments and both Whittington Health NHS Trust and UCLH NHS Foundation Trust will remain as separate organisations with their own boards.  However, this move will help to further underpin and develop the partnership and collaboration between Whittington Health and UCLH and ensure that we work as part of a broader and co-ordinated system for the communities we serve.

Commenting on her appointment, Baroness Julia Neuberger said: “I am delighted to be taking up this appointment in April and look forward to working with the fantastic team at Whittington Health and helping our local population to live longer, healthier lives. Since chairing the old Camden and Islington Community NHS trust in the 1990s I have had a very soft spot for Whittington Health and its talented and committed staff.”

David Holt, who stepped up to the role of Interim Chair over the summer, previously set out that he would do so until October. He will revert to his role as Non-Executive Director and the Deputy Chair. Anu Singh, will take on the role of Interim Chair from 1 November until Baroness Neuberger joins the organisation next year.

Siobhan Harrington, Chief Executive of Whittington Health NHS Trust, said: “On behalf of the whole organisation, I am very pleased to welcome Baroness Julia Neuberger to Whittington Health. We look forward to working with her at an exciting time for our organisation, with interesting developments in how we work with local partners, including GPs, Primary Care Networks, councils, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, UCLH NHS Foundation Trust, North Middlesex University Hospitals NHS Trust and the voluntary sector, and as we make progress with our estate.”

Sir David Sloman, Regional Director of the NHS in London said:  “Julia will bring a wealth of experience and expertise to this significant role at Whittington Health. I look forward to working together come April.”


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