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Trust Re-appoints Non-executive Director

The Appointments Commission has extended Sheila Jones’s term as a non-executive director of Central Manchester and Manchester Children’s University Hospitals until 30th November 2008. Mrs Jones originally joined the Board in April 2001, following the merger of the Manchester Children’s Hospital and Central Manchester NHS Trusts. She has been involved professionally with the NHS for more than 40 years. During her career, she has worked as a midwife and a health visitor in some of the region’s most socially deprived communities. She holds a masters degree in public health at the University of Liverpool, and now co-ordinates the work of the British Fluoridation Society and the National Alliance for Equity in Dental Health. Since November 2001, Mrs Jones has been the non-executive director with lead responsibility for the £500 million New Hospitals Development, and the Trust's Design Champion. She also takes a special interest in children’s services. “I am very pleased to be asked to extend my term on the Trust Board, and look forward to continuing to support the challenging and exciting work going on here. In particular, I am committed to the Trust's aim of achieving excellence in design in the new hospitals. We will be providing state of the art modern hospital facilities which also offer a ‘healing environment' for patients.” Trust Chairman, Peter W Mount CBE, thanked Mrs Jones for her ongoing contribution: “Sheila is a strong advocate for high quality patient care and services and has made a significant contribution to the development of our new hospitals programme. We are very pleased that she has agreed to serve on the Board for a further 12 months.” All non-executive appointments are made by the Appointments Commission on merit, and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the Nolan recommendations, any declared political activity by appointees should be made public. Mrs Jones has declared activity on behalf of the Labour Party. The appointments have been made in accordance with the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments (OCPA) Code of Practice. Mrs Jones will receive remuneration of £5,875 per year, and has been re-appointed to serve to 30th November 2008. Mrs Jones has not held any Ministerial appointments.