Trust Chair re-appointed to drive further service improvements

EEAST Chair Sarah Boulton
Trust Chair re-appointed to drive further service improvements
10 March 2016

The NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) has today confirmed the re-appointment of Sarah Boulton as Chair of the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust for a further two years.

Sarah joined the Trust as Chair in March 2014, having worked at NHS Board level for many years.  Prior to this she was Chair of NHS Midlands and East Strategic Health Authority. Sarah has a background in business and finance having worked as a business and management lecturer and more recently as a management consultant advising on strategy, change and board development.

Sarah said, “When I joined two years ago the Trust was at the start of a turnaround process. The progress the service has made over the last two years has been impressive despite the current pressures on the service. Whilst there is still more work to be done, I would like to thank all the staff and managers for their dedication and commitment to improving patient care." S

She continued, “This is an exciting time to be in the ambulance service as we look at how we can deliver more care in the community, further develop the clinical skills of our staff and make positive cultural changes within the service.”

Mark Cubbon, Portfolio Director at the NHS Trust Development Authority, said: “We are delighted that Sarah has been re-appointed as Chair of East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

Since Sarah has been in post, she has supported the Trust to deliver good quality patient care for the local community and we look forward to continuing to work with Sarah in the future.”

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

Sarah Boulton has been appointed from 10 March 2016 until 9 March 2018 and is entitled to receive a remuneration of £37,146 per annum.  Sarah has declared no political activity in the last five years.

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