2. May 2012 11:19
Sir Keith Pearson, NHS Confederation Chairman, will stand down from his role after being appointed as the first Chair of the newly established Health Education England.
The body will provide national leadership to the new system of education and training in healthcare when it is established towards the end of June 2012.
Mike Farrar, NHS Confed Chief Executive, said Sir Keith has been a “great asset” to the Confederation “which has gone from strength to strength under his leadership”.
The outgoing chair will start his new role on 28 June 2012 at the new education and training organisation.
He commented that he was “delighted” with his new role and was proud of his achievements whilst serving the NHS Confederation. “We have forged closer links with our members, improved the way we develop and deliver our services to provide increased value for money, and secured and strengthened our financial future,” he said. “I know the NHS Confederation will build on these firm foundations to deliver exceptional support for members in the coming year.”
“It is great to see him taking his expertise to Health Education England to ensure the future health workforce is equipped to deliver high quality care for patients and service users,” said Mike Farrar.