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Chair transplanted from CQC to national blood and donor service

Published on: 30 Mar 2022

The Care Quality Commission’s outgoing chair has been appointed the new chair of the NHS Blood and Transplant service.

Peter Wyman will become chair of NHSBT — the national agency responsible for blood donations, transfusions, and transplants — for three years on 1 April, the day after he formally stops being CQC chair.

In a curious quirk, Mr Wyman’s CQC tenure began in 2016 and included the 2018 appointment of Ian Trenholm as chief executive, who joined the regulator from NHSBT.

Prior to taking up the role at the CQC, Mr Wyman was chair of Yeovil District Hospital Foundation Trust from 2011 to 2016.

An accountant, he worked for 42 years at professional services firm PwC, including 32 as a partner. He left the firm in 2010.

His move to NHSBT makes it the fifth health agency in recent months to appoint someone as chair or chief executive who has a background in the financial services industry.