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Recent non-executive appointments to Department of Health public bodies and committees

A number of appointments and re-appointments have been made to the Department’s public bodies and committees.

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NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement (NHS III)

Joseph Liddane has been re-appointed as a member responsible for chairing the Audit Committee of the NHS III with effect from 1 March 2013 to 31 March 2013, when the NHS III is to be abolished. The appointment is for a time commitment of 2 to 3 days per month and remuneration is £13,137 per annum. Joseph Liddane is also chair of Whittington NHS Trust. She has declared no political activity.

National Joint Registry Steering Committee (NJRSC)

Andrew Woodhead was re-appointed as member with effect from 5 January 2013 for 1 year. The offer of appointment continues to be for a time commitment of at least 4 steering committee meetings per year plus any sub-committee meetings as required. There is no remuneration for this post, but expenses will continue to be paid in line with rates set centrally.

Advisory Group on Hepatitis (AGH)

Dr Anna Geretti, Dr Matt Hickman and Professor Deirdre Kelly have been re-appointed as members for a further 3 years and Dr Cheuk Yan William Tong and Dr Marion Lyons re-appointed as members for a further 2 years from 1 March 2013. The offer of appointment continues to be for 3 meetings per year. There is no remuneration for these posts but expenses will continue to be paid in line with rates set centrally.

Expert Advisory Group on Aids (EAGA)

The following members have been appointed with effect from 25 February 2013:

  • Professor Anne Johnson - Academic Epidemiologist member with an interest in HIV (for 3 years)
  • Professor Jackie Cassell - Consultant in Public Health Medicine member (for 3 years)
  • Deborah Jack and Paul Ward - HIV Voluntary Sector members (for 2 years)

The appointments will be for a time commitment of 3 meetings per year. There is no remuneration for these posts but expenses will be paid in line with Health Protection Agency/Public Health England policy.

Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO)

Professor Richard Knight will be re-appointed as a member from 1 April 2013 for a period of 2 years and 8 months (to bring the dates of his term in line with those of other members). The offer of appointment is for a time commitment of up to 5 meetings per year, plus any additional sub-committee meetings as required. There is no remuneration for these posts but members may claim expenses, where possible from the employing organisation, or from the department at rates set centrally.

Skipton Fund Appeal Panel

Professor Peter Mills was appointed as a hepatologist member for 3 years with effect from 30 November 2012. In addition, Professor Mark Mildred was re-appointed as Chair and Dr Patricia Hewitt, Annie Hitchman (lay member) and Dr Norman Gourlay were re-appointed as members for a further 3 years with effect from 30 November 2012. The time commitment is for about 4-8 days a year. The remuneration is £230 per day for the Chair, £196 per day for medical members, and £140 per day for the lay member.

Following the review of the Department of Health’s Advisory Non-Departmental Public Bodies (ANDPBs), the NJRSC, AGH, EAGA and SaBTO were recently reclassified as a Departmental Expert Committees.

These appointments were made on merit and in accordance with the principles of the Code of Practice for Scientific Advisory Committees (CoPSAC) and Code of Practice issued by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

Published 14 May 2013