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Two new non-executive directors appointed to the trust

03 Nov 2015

The NHS Trust Development Authority (TDA) has today confirmed the appointment of Moriam Bartlett and Sarah Cuthbert as non-executive directors of West London Mental Health NHS Trust.

Moriam is a chair of the investigating committee for the Nursing & Midwifery Council. She also provides equality and inclusion consultancy services to public, private sector and voluntary organisations. She is a former board member at Nacro, the crime reduction charity, and was head of education at Wandsworth Prison.  Moriam lives in the London Borough of Ealing.

Commenting on her appointment, Moriam said: “As an equality, diversity and inclusion specialist, I am delighted to be joining one of the largest and most diverse trusts in England. I look forward to being part of the trust board’s future decision making, and ensuring our service users have access to the best possible mental health services.”

Sarah Cuthbert was previously a non-executive director of West Middlesex University Hospital Trust and before that was a non-executive director of the cluster board for the North West London PCTs and chaired the audit committees of the local Primary Care Trusts and CCGs. She will bring to the board an extensive understanding of the concerns of our local commissioners and other local NHS providers. As a qualified chartered accountant, her experience will enable her to bring additional financial knowledge and experience to the board. Sarah lives in the London Borough of Hounslow.

Commenting on her appointment, Sarah said: “I’m really pleased to be getting involved with West London Mental Health NHS Trust, and working with the board to steer the organisation’s future development. These are exciting times for the trust, and I am looking forward to getting to know service users, carers and staff.”

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

Tom Hayhoe, chaiman of the trust, said: “I’d like to welcome Moriam and Sarah to the board. As longstanding local residents, they will help the trust ensure that it responds to local needs. They both bring valuable experience and skills to the role, which will really help the trust develop both the services we provide for our local communities and those that are commissioned nationally. I, along with my board colleagues, am looking forward to working with them.”

Moriam and Sarah have been appointed from 1 November 2015 until 31 October 2017 and are entitled to receive a remuneration of £6,157 per annum.  They have declared no political activity in the last five years.

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