Trust appoints new non-executive director

NHS Improvement has agreed the appointment of Val Moore, who lives near Cambridge, as one of the Trust’s non-executive directors. Val, who is also the chair of Healthwatch Cambridgeshire, will serve on the Trust’s Board for a four-year period from 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2020.

Commenting on Val Moore’s appointment, the Trust’s chair, Ellen Schroder, said:

“I was delighted to hear that, following successful interview, NHS Improvement had written to Val inviting her to join the Trust Board as a non-executive director. She joins us at a very interesting point in the Trust’s development, as it consolidates the changes made to inpatient and emergency services at the Lister hospital in Stevenage, as well as responding to the significant clinical, operational and financial challenges facing the NHS currently – for example through closer working relationships with our colleagues at the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust. These are programmes to which I am sure Val will make a very important contribution.”

Above: Val Moore, Trust's new non-executive-director

Above: Val Moore, Trust’s new non-executive-director

Val Moore will continue as the chair of Healthwatch Cambridgeshire, a position she has held since September 2015, and be involved in a number of research into practice assignments. Between 2006 and 2015, Val worked in several roles for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) – most recently as its implementation programme director. Originally trained in psychology and as a science and physical education teacher, Val moved in to the NHS in 1990 working in health promotion prior to taking up roles including as executive director in the former Cambridgeshire Health Authority and then regional director for the Health Development Agency (1999 to 2006).

On learning of her appointment, Val commented:

“Having previously lived in the county and worked in the region and at national level, I am delighted to have this opportunity to help the Trust further build and maintain its reputation for high quality care in Hertfordshire. The challenge to achieve excellence across all Trust activities, in ways that are evident through the everyday patient experience, is hugely motivating to me.”

Established on 1 April 2000, the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust manages two main hospitals: Hertford County in Hertford and the Lister in Stevenage. It provides the vast majority of the clinical services provided through the New QEII hospital in Welwyn Garden City, which opened in June 2016. From 1 April 2005, the Trust also took on management responsibility for the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, based on the Mount Vernon hospital site in Northwood, Middlesex.

Non-executive appointments to NHS Trusts made by NHS Improvement are subject to the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments. Val Moore has been appointed from 1 September 2016 until 31 August 2020; she is entitled to receive a remuneration of £6,157 per annum. She has no declared political activity in the last five years.