Former MP one of three new faces at Bethlem Royal Hospital’s trust

PUBLISHED: 16:09 13 July 2016 | UPDATED: 16:09 13 July 2016

Bethlem Hopsital in Beckenham

Bethlem Hopsital in Beckenham


South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust appointed three new non-executive directors last week

A former police complaints commissioner, MP and the chair of Young Epilepsy have all joined the trust responsible for Bethlem Royal Hospital in Beckenham.

The three new additions, Mike Franklin, Duncan Hames, and Annan Walker, attended their first board meeting as non-executive directors at the end of last month.

Once a Lib Dem MP, Duncan Hames has been appointed as chair of the trust’s Audit Committee.

Anna Walker, former chair of the Office of Rail Regulation and current chair of Young Epilepsy joins as chair of the quality sub-committee.

Former commissioner with the Independent Police Complaints Commission joins to advise on user engagement.

Trust chair Roger Paffard said: “I am delighted with these high calibre appointments. Mike, Duncan and Anna will bring fresh insights and strategic strength to the board, drawing on their outstanding experience.

“We look forward to them joining the team and working with us to continue our mission to improve the lives of the people and communities we serve.”

“I would like to thank Lesley Calladine and Robert Coomber who are stepping down as non-executives directors at the same time for their outstanding service and very important contributions to the healthy and strong future prospects of the Trust.

“I am sure that our staff, governors and stakeholders will join me in thanking them and welcoming our new directors to the organisation.”

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