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Trust Chief Executive Appointed as a Trustee to NHS Confederation

Posted on the 20th June 2014

Heather Tierney-Moore, the Chief Executive of Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust has been appointed as a Trustee to the board of the NHS Confederation.

The NHS Confederation is the membership body for all organisations that commission and provide NHS services. Six new Trustees were announced at the recent NHS Confederation Conference in London. The Trustees add to the organisation’s leadership team with their skills and experience as senior health service leaders, but also strengthening the reputation of the whole health and care service.

Heather Tierney-Moore has a background in nursing, a distinguished track record of achievement in the NHS at board and national level in England and Scotland. She has an MSc in Managing Change and is a visiting professor at Edinburgh Napier University. Over the past 12 months she has focused on a major transformational programme across Lancashire Care, Engaging for Excellence. Heather said:

“I am delighted to have taken up the post of Trustee for the NHS Confederation. We are the only body to bring together and speak on behalf of the whole of the NHS, working closely with the Government, Parliament and national stakeholders including professional bodies and patient organisations. As a voluntary Trustee, I am committed to providing a voice for NHS organisations and to help influence healthcare policies to ensure an innovative and successful future for the NHS.”

Commenting on the appointments of all trustees, Michael O’Higgins, NHS Confederation chair, said:

“We’re very pleased to welcome so many talented new trustee members today. Their wealth of skills, enthusiasm and experience will ensure that they can effectively deal with all the challenging issues so vitally important to our members and the broader health system in the 21st century.

“We look forward to working with them as they contribute genuine strength to the Board of Trustees and bring valuable perspectives. These six appointments are a major benefit for the NHS Confederation and I’m really pleased that we could choose from this very impressive skill base of candidates.”