A number of non executive appointments and reappointments have recently been made to the following Department of Health groups:
National advisory group on clinical audit and enquiries
Jane Rippon was appointed as a local clinical audit representative member with effect from 1 September 2012, for 3 years. The offer of appointment is for a time commitment of 15 days a year, including 4 to 6 meetings a year and remuneration of £144.62 per day.
Office for the Strategic Coordination of Health Research (OSCHR)
Dr Patrick Vallance and Dame Julie Moore were reappointed as independent members with effect from 2 September 2012, for 3 years. The offer of appointment will continue to be for a time commitment of up to 5 days per year, including attendance at 3 OSCHR board meetings, plus any other meetings and meeting preparation. An honorarium of £6,740 is offered to independent members for the services they provide to OSCHR. This is taken by Dame Julie Moore.
Rapid Review Panel
Professor Peter Borriello has been reappointed as chair with effect from 30 September 2012, for one year. In addition, Rosemary Gallagher, Peter Hoffman and Dr John Holah have been reappointed for 4 years and Andrew Bates, Professor Stephen Denyer and Jonathan Plumb reappointed for 3 years with effect from 30 September 2012. The offer of appointment will continue to be for a time commitment of 4 meetings per year plus preparation for meetings. There is no remuneration for these posts, but expenses are paid in line with Health Protection Agency policy.
CJD Incidents Panel
Appointments of Dr Oliver Blatchford, Dr Gerry Bryant, Dr Adam Fraise, Martin Fulford, Dr Pat Hewitt, Professor James Ironside, Dr Michael Kelsey, Professor Diana Kloss, Dr Simon Mead, Dr Mike Painter, Ian Pearce, Dr Roland Salmon, Dr Geoff Ridgway, Professor John Saunders, Alun Tomkinson, Gillian Turner, Barrie White, Jan Waters, Professor Bob Will and Terence Wiseman have been extended to 31 March 2013 with effect from 1 September 2012. The offer of appointment will continue to be for a time commitment of 3 (all day) meetings per year, plus meeting preparation and any specified meetings as required. The chair will continue to receive a fee of £148 per day plus £33 preparation time and £37 for meetings in exceptional circumstances. Members are not remunerated but expenses are paid in line with Health Protection Agency policy.
Appointments to all 4 groups were made on merit and in accordance with the principles of the code of practice for scientific advisory committees and the code of practice issued by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.