Baroness Julia Neuberger will assume her position of Chair of Whittington Health NHS Trust on 1 April 2020.  She will continue in her current role as Chair of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) strengthening the partnership and collaboration between the two trusts.  Baroness Neuberger used to chair the Camden and Islington Community NHS trust in the 1990s and therefore knows the Whittington Hospital and the local community well.  WFL has been working in partnership with Whittington Hospital since 2002 to reform and modernise the acute facilities at the site for the people of Islington and Haringey.

NHS England and NHS Improvement in London is pleased to announce the appointment of Baroness Julia Neuberger as Chair of Whittington Health NHS Trust from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2024.

From 1 November 2019, the current Vice Chair, Anu Singh will step up as Acting Chair until 31 March 2020.

David Holt, appointed Interim Chair while Anu Singh was out of the country over the summer, will revert to his role as Non-Executive Director

Baroness Neuberger will continue in her current role as Chair of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Sir David Sloman, Regional Director of the NHS in London said:

“Julia will bring a wealth of experience and expertise to this significant role at Whittington Health. I look forward to working together come April.”

With Baroness Neuberger currently Chair of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the appointment as Chair at Whittington Health underpins the partnership and collaboration between the trusts as they develop working as part of a broader and co-ordinated system for the communities they serve.

Siobhan Harrington, Chief Executive of Whittington Health NHS Trust, said:

“On behalf of the whole organisation, I am very pleased to welcome Baroness Julia Neuberger to Whittington Health. We look forward to working with her at an exciting time for our organisation, with interesting developments in how we work with local partners, including GPs, Primary Care Networks, councils, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, UCLH NHS Foundation Trust, North Middlesex University Hospitals NHS Trust and the voluntary sector, and as we make progress with our estate.

“I also want to thank David Holt for stepping up into the post of Interim Chair over the last few months and Anu Singh who will be our acting Chair during this transition.”

Baroness Neuberger said:

I am delighted to be taking up this appointment in April and look forward to working with the fantastic team at Whittington Health and helping our local population to live longer, healthier lives. Since chairing the old Camden and Islington Community NHS trust in the 1990s I have had a very soft spot for Whittington Health and its talented and committed staff.”

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