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Trust reappoints Chair for a further three years
18/02/2016

Gary Page has been reappointed as Chair of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) for a further three years from 2 April 2016.

His reappointment follows a comprehensive appraisal process that included seeking the views of governors, stakeholders, services users and carers, staff, board members and Monitor’s Improvement Director.

The feedback praised the work Gary has done over the past three years and expressed that he was the right person to continue leading NSFT over the next three years.

The Trust’s Council of Governors’ Nominations Committee echoed this view, by recognising Gary’s significant contribution to the Trust as Chair, including helping it work towards exiting special measures and making further improvements to services for the benefit of service users and carers.

Gary said: “I am delighted to be reappointed as Chair of the Trust at a time when mental health is high on the public agenda. I am very much looking forward to carrying on working with the Board of Directors and Council of Governors, our hard-working staff, service users and carers and other stakeholders to ensure our Trust continues to make progress in delivering safe and high quality services.

As a foundation trust, the task of reappointing a new Chair for NSFT falls to the Trust’s elected Council of Governors.

Lead Governor, Guenever Pachent, said: “Over the past three years, Gary has played a key role within the Trust by co-leading its efforts to improve services for service users and their families. His significant contribution to the Trust has been reflected in the high esteem he is held by service users and carers, and staff and partner organisations.

“The Council of Governors unanimously approved his reappointment as Chair and looks forward to working with him in helping the Trust exit special measures and highlighting the need, both locally and nationally, to ensure mental health services are treated equally with physical health.”​