Changes at several UK health bodies

The Department of Health for England and Wales has announced appointments to several of its public bodies and committees.

Joseph Liddane (pictured right), chair of the Whittington NHS Trust, has been re-appointed to the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement and will be responsible for chairing the Institute’s audit committee. He is a qualified charted accountant and has worked in both the private and public sector.

Andrew Woodhead has been re-appointed as a member of the National joint Registry Steering Committee. He has previous experience as head of mergers and acquisitions at the NHS London Strategic Health Authority and as chief executive of Newham University Hospital NHS Trust.

On the Advisory Group on Hepatitis, Dr Anna Geretti, Dr Matt Hickman and Professor Deirdre Kelly have all been re-appointed for a further three years, while Dr Cheuk Yan William Tong and Dr Marion Lyons have been re-appointed for a further two years.

There are four new appointments to the Advisory Group on Aids: Professor Anne Johnson, an academic epidemiologist; Professor Jackie Cassell, a consultant in public health medicine; and Deborah Jack and Paul Ward – both senior members of HIV charities.

Professor Richard Knight, a professor clinical neurology at the University of Edinburgh, has been re-appointed to the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs.

Finally, Professor Peter Mills was appointed as a hepatologist member of the Skipton Fund Appeal Panel for three years.

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