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Two new non-executive directors join Trust Board

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has appointed two new non-executive directors to its governing board.

Dr Nisreen Booya and Simon Stone took up their official duties on Monday 1 June.

Dr Booya is a highly regarded clinician. Her current roles include Medical Panellist for the Medical Practitioners’ Tribunal Service and Specialist Advisor for the Care Quality Commission. She is a member of the North of England Mental Health steering group for the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, Clinical Associate Consultant Advisor on clinical due diligence for Grant Thornton and Honorary President for Support to Recovery (S2R) Kirklees.

Previously Dr Booya was Medical Director for South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust where she was also Responsible Officer for both the Trust and Barnsley Hospice. Dr Booya was a Consultant Psychiatrist from 1985 to 2014 and spent time as Senior Clinical Lecturer at Leeds University and Royal College of Psychiatrist final membership examiner. She served as a member of the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Senate until April this year and was also a member of the GMC Medical Directors and later Responsible Officers national reference group on Revalidation.

Dr Booya was secondary care doctor for the Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group from July 2012 to December 2103 and a clinical governance inspector and investigator for the Commission for Health Inspection followed by serving as a Healthcare Commission Associate for three years.

Simon Stone trained as a nurse and has nearly 25 years’ experience in the NHS and 19 years in the private sector working for IBM, Accenture and now Oracle. He brings a powerful mix of clinical, managerial and IT expertise to the Trust. In the last four years, he has led the development of Oracle’s Health Management Platform, designed to enable the management of people with long term conditions.

He now works with health services across Europe and the Middle East with a focus on patient and family engagements as a way of improving health outcomes.

Jules Preston, Trust Chairman, said: “I am delighted to welcome Nisreen and Simon to our Trust. Their strong clinical experience will strengthen our board and bring an added dimension to the work we are doing to build on our commitment to provide an excellent experience for our patients.”