Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust Chief Executive, Matthew Kershaw, has been appointed Director of Provider Delivery in the Department of Health where he will help to develop and then lead the implementation of the provider aspects of the White Paper.
Mr Kershaw will be working at the Department of Health for 12 months from November 8 and, during this period, will keep in touch with developments at Salisbury District Hospital.
Director of Operations Peter Hill has been appointed Interim Chief Executive from this date. Mr Hill will provide continuity in leadership, an in-depth knowledge of the organisation and the skills it will need for this period.
Luke March, Chairman of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust said: " This is a real opportunity for Matthew to help in the development of the national agenda and he will have a range of responsibilities. This includes helping all NHS Trusts become Foundation Trusts, the development of the new Monitor and completion of the Transforming Community Services programme. He will also contribute to policy development on all national provider issues."
Mr Kershaw will report to the Managing Director of Provider Development and work with senior Department of Health officials, the Secretary of State and Ministerial team, as well as Strategic Health Authority Chief Executives and NHS Trust Chief Executives across the country.
Mr March said: "This is a crucial national role and Matthew has been appointed to this post because of his experience here, and previously in other Trusts and the Department of Health. Under Matthew we have continued to develop across the board, providing the best possible quality of care, achieving national targets and outcomes, while remaining financially strong. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Matthew for his leadership in his time here at Salisbury so far. "
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