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London North West Healthcare welcomes new Non-Executive Director 

Peter Commins

NHS Improvement has this week confirmed the appointment of Peter Commins as Non-Executive Director of London North West Healthcare NHS Trust.

Peter has nearly 30 years’ experience working for the NHS and other healthcare related organisations in senior finance and operational roles.

His most recent role was as Chief Operating Officer of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and before that he was Finance Director at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Peter Worthington, Trust Chair, said: “The Trust is delighted to welcome Peter to its Board given his breadth of knowledge, experience and capabilities across healthcare generally and in financial and operational matters in particular.”

Peter Commins replaces Martin West, who stepped down as a Non-Executive Director after five years with the Trust.

Peter Worthington said: “Martin has been an excellent contributor in his Non-Executive Director role, during which a number of important milestones were achieved, including the merger of Ealing Hospital and its community care organisation with North West London Hospitals Trust. Martin has provided vital support and leadership during his time on the Board and we thank him for his service and wish him all the best for the future.”

Peter Commins said: “I am delighted, and feel privileged to be joining the Trust and look forward to serving and contributing to its future success.”

Non-Executive appointments to NHS trusts made by the NHS Improvement are subject to the Governance Code for Public Appointments.

Peter has been appointed from 1 April until 31 March 2021. He is entitled to receive remuneration of £6,157 per annum and has declared no political activity in the last five years.