Appointment is for a three year tenure 

Mary Elford has been appointed as Chair for Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust. The Trust delivers services across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Luton, Norfolk, Peterborough and Suffolk.

Mary is currently Vice-Chair of East London NHS Foundation Trust. She is a member of the Independent Reconfiguration Panel for the NHS and the National Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards. Mary’s commercial career was with the John Lewis Partnership, where she held a range of senior executive positions.

Mary’s appointment is for a three year tenure from 1 April 2020. She will receive remuneration of £30,000 per annum. Her appointment was made by NHS Improvement and is subject to the Governance Code for Public Appointments.

Commenting on her appointment Mary said:

“I am excited to join Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust at a time when community services nationally are beginning to receive the recognition and investment they so richly deserve.

“I am passionate about ensuring service users and their families are involved in decisions about their own care and are engaged in developing services for the future. I look forward to working with the excellent staff at the Trust to build on their Outstanding CQC rating.”

Matthew Winn, chief executive, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Mary to the Trust. Her ambition, warmth and passion for patient care embody the Trust’s values. Her extensive experience will be an invaluable asset to the Trust as it leads important integration work in the East of England for adults and children’s care.”