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Two acute trusts to share a chair after NHSE appointment

Published on: 18 Oct 2021

Two acute trusts in north London will share a chair following an appointment by NHS England.

The regulator has announced that Mark Lam will become chair of North Middlesex University Hospital Trust at the end of this month.

Mr Lam will chair NMUHT alongside the Royal Free London Foundation Trust, which he joined as chair in April this year. The majority of London’s acute trusts now have a shared chair

The appointment means Mr Lam will step down from his other NHS chairing job, which is with East London FT – where he was appointed in June 2020.

Nnenna Osuji, chief executive of NMUHT, said: “Mark’s experience across several sectors, including neighbouring trusts, and his knowledge of the population we serve, will help us on the next stage of our improvement journey as we forge ahead with our patient first approach to healthcare.”

NMUHT’s current chair – Cedi Frederick – steps down on 29 October to become chair of the Kent and Medway integrated care system. He will also chair the vaccine legacy and health inequalities programme in London.

Sir David Sloman, regional director for the NHS in London, said: “Mark Lam will bring a tremendous amount of experience and expertise to NMUH, and I’d like to congratulate him on his new appointment.

“I’d also like to congratulate Cedi Frederick on his new leadership role with the Kent and Medway ICS.”