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Beasley moves to NHS Trust Development role

A former chief nursing officer has been appointed a non-executive director at the NHS Trust Development Authority.

Christine Beasley held the position of CNO at the Department of Health in England between 2004 and 2011 before retiring.

Under her new role, Beasley will chair the Appointments committee at the NHS Trust Development Authority - an organisation which hopes to help NHS Trusts secure sustainable, high quality services for patients and communities.

Chief Nurse at the NHS Commissioning Board Jane Cummings, together with the Director of Public Health Viv Bennett, have replaced Beasley as CNO in England.

“I am delighted to be joining this new organisation which has such an important job to do,” said Beasley.

“I am looking forward to working with colleagues to support the development of high quality clinical services which improve the care of patients across England.”

Sarah Harkness has also been confirmed as a new non-executive director at the organisation, where she will chair the Audit and Risk Committee.

Commenting on both appointments, Sir Peter Carr, Chair of NHS Trust Development Authority: “It's great to welcome Christine and Sarah as the first non-executive appointments to the NHS TDA Board. They bring a wealth of senior experience in the fields of quality and finance respectively.

“Their experience will help ensure that the Authority's Board has the right focus in supporting NHS Trusts to deliver both high quality and sustainable services in the future.”