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Specialist Children’s Trust adds quality and safety experience to its Board of Directors

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28 September 2022

Following a robust formal process, the Council of Governors at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Dr Rosalyn (Ros) Moore to the role of non-executive director for an initial term of three years.Smiling Ros with check pattern top and white background

Non-executive directors (NEDs) play a crucial role by bringing an independent perspective to the Trust’s boardroom. Appointed by the Council of Governors, they support the Chair, promote NHS values and contribute valuable insight to the development of strategy.

Ros has been a registered nurse since 1981 and her career has included roles in nursing practice, higher education and latterly professional and strategic leadership in the NHS, Government and the Charitable Sector.

Currently she is a non-executive director at Barnsley Hospital where she is the Chair of the Trust’s Quality and Governance Committee and lead Director for the Freedom to Speak Up Guardian. She is also an Associate Lecturer and Practice Tutor for the Open University supporting students on various pre-registration nursing modules. Until recently she has been a Trustee of the Association for Perioperative Practice and specialist advisor to Parish Nursing Ministries UK.

In the past Ros was the CEO of a national nursing charity, the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for Scotland and Director for Patients, Public and the Health Professions at Scottish Government as well as the first  Director of Nursing for NHS Connecting for Health. She has also been a Professional Nursing Officer at the Department of Health, the national Lead for Quality and Learning and Deputy Clinical Director for NHS Direct, and Director of Nursing at NHS Direct West Yorkshire.

She has also been a Deputy Director of Nursing at an acute trust, and Head of Adult Nursing at the University of Leeds. As a result, she has hands-on experience of operating in roles across many areas of the wider health system as well as robust local knowledge and understanding of the system in South Yorkshire.

Speaking about her recent appointment, Ros said: “I am absolutely delighted and honoured to be joining the team at Sheffield Children’s.

“As a non-executive director, I will be able to draw on my experiences as a leader in quality and safety, providing advice and constructive challenge, as well as experience of the local health system, to the organisation’s Board of Directors.

“The NHS is very close to my heart.  Over the years my family has benefited from the expertise and care of hospitals within South Yorkshire and I can’t wait to play my part in helping us to meet the challenges and opportunities in the years to come.”

Ros takes up her role on 1 October 2022, alongside fellow non-executive Shaeen Azam who recently completed 12 months as an associate with the Trust.  Ros and Shaeen replace Patricia Mitchell and John Cowling who step down from the Board after serving for eight years apiece.

Welcoming the new appointee, Trust Chair, Sarah Jones, said: “I am delighted to welcome both Shaeen and Ros as our new NEDs.

“Over the past year Shaeen has made a great contribution to the Trust as our Associate NED and I am sure that with Ros’s extensive experience in executive and non-executive roles, they will both provide valuable insight which will help to steer the organisation as we move forward.

“As a Board we are focussed on achieving our ambitions of delivering outstanding patient care, being a brilliant place to work and a leader in children’s health – these new appointments are a brilliant addition to work on our goals.”


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