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Nigel McCorkell reappointed as Chairman

30 Jan 2013

Nigel McCorkell - ChairmanNigel McCorkell has this month been reappointed Chairman of West London Mental Health NHS Trust for a further four years. Nigel joined the Trust as Chairman in 2009.

Upon his reappointment, Nigel said: “I am delighted to be reappointed as Chairman of West London Mental Health NHS Trust and I look forward to leading the Trust Board during what will be a period of important growth and development over the next four years.

“Since I joined the Trust in 2009, the leadership and staff of the organisation have worked hard to build strong foundations for the future – improving patient safety and the quality of care in all our services. The Trust has also begun two massive building projects to redevelop the Trust’s major sites at St Bernard’s in West London and Broadmoor Hopsital in Berkshire.

“Looking ahead to the next four years, the Trust’s vision is to become recognised as a centre of excellence in the provision of mental health care that promotes recovery. Completing the redevelopment of our major sites so that they are fit for purpose as well as achieving foundation trust status will help the Trust achieve that vision while improving patient safety, and creating innovative services that better meet the needs of the communities that we serve.”

The appointment has been confirmed by the NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) and has been made in accordance with the requirements of the Commissioner for Public Appointments (OCPA) Code of Practice. The remuneration is £23,366 per annum.

Nigel McCorkell was appointed as Chairman in January 2009. A chartered accountant with a background in the private sector, he has worked in corporate finance, aerospace and the software sector. Prior to joining the Trust, Nigel was Vice Chair of St Mary’s NHS Trust for eight years, leaving at the time of merger with Imperial. He chaired the Board of Governors at Bournemouth University for 12 years until he retired in 2004.

The NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) will be responsible for overseeing the performance management and governance of NHS Trusts, including clinical quality, and managing their progress towards foundation trust status. The NHS TDA will play its part in safeguarding the core values of the NHS, ensuring a fair and comprehensive service across the country and promoting the NHS Constitution. It will be accountable nationally for the outcomes achieved by NHS Trusts and for financial stewardship within the NHS Trust system. One of the functions that has been transferred to the NHS TDA is that of appointing chairs and non-executive directors of NHS trusts.