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New Non-Executive Directors for Monitor, the independent regulator of NHS foundation trusts
Date of article: 17-Jan-12
Article By: Department of Health
Keith Palmer and Sigurd Reinton have been appointed as Non-Executive Directors of Monitor, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley announced today.
Mr Reinton has been appointed from 1 January 2012, and Mr Palmer from 1 April 2012. Both appointees will serve a four year term on Monitor’s Board of Directors.
Andrew Lansley said:
“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Keith Palmer and Sigurd Reinton to be Non-Executive Directors of Monitor.
“Mr Palmer and Mr Reinton both offer a wealth of experience to Monitor’s board, including invaluable roles with NHS organisations.
“I am confident their respective experiences, both in and outside the NHS, will benefit patients through Monitor’s work.”
Monitor’s Chair, Dr David Bennett, said:
“I am delighted to have two such experienced individuals joining Monitor’s Board in what will undoubtedly be a challenging, but exciting period for the organisation. Both appointments bring direct experience of running NHS organisations as well as professional expertise from other sectors.
“Their experience in health means they understand the responsibility for providing services that patients depend on each and every day. Leading a regulator will be a different challenge, but our ultimate responsibility is also focused on patients and ensuring they have access to high quality care. I am certain that Keith Palmer and Sigurd Reinton will be invaluable in helping Monitor to ensure the interests of patients are at the heart of what we do.”
Sigurd Reinton said:
“This is an exciting time to join Monitor as it prepares to take on proposed new functions. It must at the same time be alert to the financial and other challenges facing the NHS right now and use its proposed powers to influence the behaviour of those who provide NHS care to improve patient outcomes and their experience of that care. I hope to be able to help Monitor through this transition and to make sure we never lose sight, when making decisions, of what is best for patients and their families.”
Keith Palmer said:
“The NHS should provide high quality care for all its patients. Monitor has an important role to play providing strong effective regulation to bring this about. I hope to draw on my experience in the NHS and other regulated sectors to help Monitor achieve this goal.”