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New non-executive director joins North Cumbria Hospitals Trust

Posted on Wednesday 27th April 2016
David-Rawsthorn

The NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) - now NHS Improvement - has confirmed the appointment of Mr David Rawsthorn as a Non-Executive Director of North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Mr Rawsthorn is a qualified accountant and has been Eden District Council’s Director of Finance and statutory Chief Finance Officer since 1995. In this role, David is responsible for the council’s finances, IT, customer services, internal audit, local taxation and benefits. He also leads on emergency planning, risk management, financial governance and counter fraud.

David has lived in north east Cumbria for nearly thirty years. In his village of Castle Carrock he sits on the village hall committee and was previously a parish councillor. He is treasurer for Geltsdale Arts, a voluntary group which runs Castle Carrock’s popular Music on the Marr festival.

Speaking about his appointment, Mr Rawsthorn said: “I am very much looking forward to my new role and to contributing positively to the effective provision of safe healthcare in north Cumbria.

“I am new to the NHS which means I can offer a fresh perspective whilst applying my previous experience from local government. This is an exciting time to be joining the board. People in north Cumbria deserve the best possible healthcare and the Trust is working hard to ensure this is in place”

Gina Tiller, chair of North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “I am very much looking forward to welcoming David to the Trust. With his wealth of financial experience and his local knowledge, I am sure he will be an excellent addition to our Trust Board.”

Non-executive appointments to NHS Trusts made by the NHS TDA (now NHS Improvement) are subject to the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

Mr Rawsthorn has been appointed from 1 April 2016 and end on 31 March 2018 and is entitled to receive a remuneration of £6,157 per annum.

An NHS Trust Board is a non-political body, however members are required to declare any political activity in the last five years. Mr Rawsthorn was previously a member of the Green Party but is no longer a member.