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Trust confirms board reappointment

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has confirmed the reappointment of Dr Tim Douglas-Riley to the board. He has been reappointed as a non-executive director for a further two years, until 27 May 2019.

Tim, who lives near Plymouth, joined the Trust in 2013, and is a trustee of the charitable fund and chairs the quality assurance committee and organ donation committee.

Tim said: “I am delighted to be working with the Trust for another two years.

“I enjoy working alongside the competent and dedicated clinical and management teams and look forward to helping steer them through the many challenges ahead.”

Tim has a background in medicine and is a qualified doctor. He spent his entire professional career as a medical officer in the Royal Navy. He held a wide variety of clinical and administrative posts in the UK and in operational settings, including being a medical commander in Afghanistan.

Tim was awarded a CBE in 2009 for his leadership of the Royal Naval Medical Service and his contribution to strategic change programmes within the Defence Medical Services.

He gained a Royal Marines green beret, was a qualified parachutist and sports diver, and has had additional training in aviation and nuclear safety medicine.

He was made an Officer Brother in the Order of St. John for his services to the Royal Naval and Defence Medical Services, and is an associate member of the Chartered Management Institute.

Dr Alison Diamond, chief executive of the Trust, said: “Tim has brought a wealth of experience to the board. We have made some fantastic improvements to our services in recent years, and Tim’s input has been invaluable.

“I am extremely glad that he will continue to offer his expertise as we work with our partners to improve local services for the future.”

Roger French, chair of the Trust, said: “I am delighted that Tim Douglas-Riley has agreed to a further two-year term of office. His clinical knowledge and his duties as chair of the quality assurance committee are very beneficial to the board.”

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The appointment has been made in accordance with the Commissioner for Public Appointments’ Code of Practice. All non-executive appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity (if any declared) to be made public. He has not declared political activity and does not hold ministerial appointments. Dr Douglas-Riley has been appointed from 28 May 2017 until 27 May 2019 and is entitled to receive a remuneration of £6,157 per annum.