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Trust welcomes new non-executive director

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is delighted to announce that Judy Jones has joined the Trust Board as a non-executive director, following confirmation from NHS Improvement.

The Trust Board brings together its team of executive directors with independent non-executive directors from outside the organisation to collectively lead the Trust, making sure that full and effective control over the Trust’s business is maintained.

Judy has a background in internal and external audit and enterprise risk management, with specific experience of financial management and internal control with organisations across the public sector, including healthcare.

She is a Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies qualified accountant and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, as well as a Master Practitioner of neuro-linguistic programming.

Judy, who lives near Okehampton, said: “I’m very pleased to have been appointed as a non-executive director and am looking forward to bringing my expertise to the boardroom.

“I am particularly excited at the prospect of working with my colleagues to support the Trust as it continues to face challenges and develop opportunities to improve patient care even further.”

Roger French, chairman of the Trust Board, said: “I am delighted Judy is joining the board as we continue to make sure the Trust delivers high-quality care that is safe, sustainable, and supports the health and wellbeing of our community.

“I know she will bring significant knowledge and experience to our Trust.”

Judy has been appointed for two years, from 6 September 2017 until 5 September 2019.

More information

Non-executive appointments to NHS Trusts are made by NHS Improvement and are subject to the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

Judy will receive a remuneration of £6,157 per annum in line with rates set nationally by the Secretary of State for Health. She has declared membership of a political party in the last five years.