September 11, 2008

New Face in Healthcare

NORTH Tyneside Primary Care Trust has appointed a new non- executive director.

Carolyn McKelvie joins the board of directors and will play a key role in overseeing the PCT and ensuring it meets statutory duties to deliver healthcare services and improve the health of the local population.

Carolyn, who has been a director and chief executive officer of Outcomes UK, a children's services organisation working across social care, health and education sectors, since 2004, qualified as a social worker in 1980 and has a good grasp of issues facing communities and the local environment.

She said: "Although the main thrust of my time in local government has been in children's services I have also spent some years working in the hospital social work service and the adult mental health arena, as well as managing care in the community initiatives as part of my role as a service manager.

"I am very pleased to be serving on the board and I'm looking forward to working with the organisation."

She will receive a remuneration of pounds 7,765 for working two and a half days a month serving the care trust for the next four years. She will also serve on the Newcastle and North Tyneside provider board.

Sokhjinder Kler, chair of North Tyneside Primary Care Trust, said: "I am very pleased to welcome Carolyn to the board.

"She brings a wealth of experience to our organisation and will play an important part in the development of the organisation, ensuring we continue to provide the best possible health care services to the people of North Tyneside."

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