Non-executive directors appointed to NHS England Board
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NHS England has appointed new non-executive directors to its board.

GP, Professor Dame Helen Stokes-Lampard is one of the appointments. She previously served as chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners. She is currently working as Professor of GP Education at the University of Birmingham as well as continuing work as a GP in Lichfield, Staffordshire.

Professor Sir Robert Lechler, Emeritus Professor at King’s College London has served as Vice Principal of King’s College London and Deputy Chair of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust between 2004 and 2009.

Jane Ellison is a previous minister for public health and has worked for the World Health Organization in Geneva, serving most recently as the executive director of External Relations and Governance. She joins the board, along with Compare the Market chief executive Mark Bailie.

Bailie has led Compare the Market since 2020 and has previously worked with the NHS on setting up NHS Test and Trace during the pandemic.

Richard Meddings, chair of NHS England, said: “I’m delighted that we are adding such a strong level and range of expertise to the NHS England board. Input from the new non-executive directors will be vital as we continue recovery of services following the pandemic, manage record demand for care, implement the ambitious NHS Long Term Workforce Plan, and as we continue to transform healthcare for patients for the future. I know each of the new directors will bring invaluable insight and experience to the NHS as well as helping us to further improve the experiences of patients – I look forward to working closely with them all.”

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