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Appointment of Chairman at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

NHS Improvement has today confirmed the appointment of Keith Ramsay as Chairman of The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Keith is currently a member of the NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body where he previously held the position of Chair of the Governing Body, before moving into his current role as a Lay member, with lead responsibilities for Quality and Patient Experience and Remuneration. He is also currently a Group Board Member of Incommunities Group based in Bradford.

Over the course of his career, Keith has held a number of senior roles as Chair or Non-Executive Director in a number of different organisations including time as a Non-Executive Director at NHS Yorkshire and the Humber Strategic Health Authority, Chair of Thackray Medical Museum and the Altogether Better Big Lottery fund and as a Non-Executive Board member at Leeds Metropolitan University.

Martin Barkley, Chief Executive, at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said; “I am delighted Keith will be joining the Trust as our new chairman. We look forward to welcoming him. Keith’s knowledge and expertise in patient and public involvement and governance will be valuable to the work of the Trust.”

Speaking about his new role, Keith said: “I feel very privileged to have been appointed as Chairman.  The role of Chairman at the Trust is a huge responsibility, and one, which I am very much looking forward to taking on.

“Like many other Trusts, The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust faces significant challenges in the coming years, however I believe it has very strong foundations upon which to build, and the recent CQC and Staff Survey reports are evidence of the continuing improvement over the past few years.

“I am looking forward to getting out and about within the Trust, meeting staff and patients and learning more about our various services and areas of expertise. I am also keen to meet with partners and local leaders to continue our joint working and build ever stronger partnerships for the future.”

Non-executive appointments to NHS Trusts made by NHS Improvement and are subject to the Governance Code for Public Appointments.  NHS Improvement ensure that all appointments to NHS trust boards throughout England are made in a way that is open, transparent and fair to candidates.  NHS Improvement routinely publishes information about all the appointment it makes on its website.

Keith has been appointed from 1 June 2019 until 31 May 2021 and will receive remuneration of £40,000 pa. He has not declared any political activity in the last five years.