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New Chair of the Board of Trustees

27 September 2007

Connect is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Jocelyn Cornwell as Connect's new Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Jocelyn has served on the Board of Connect for the last four years. Carole Pound, Acting Chief Executive said about the appointment 'Jocelyn's long-standing commitment to health care and wealth of experience in the public and third sector will prove invaluable to Connect as it embarks on the next phase of strategic development.'

Jocelyn is an independent health consultant and her interests are in health service quality, patient safety, service development and improvement, and evaluation.

She has worked at national level NHS, in management, government and regulation. In the 1990s she directed national value for money studies at the Audit Commission. 

In 1999 she was seconded to the Department of Health to lead the team establishing the Commission for Health Improvement (CHI). She went on to become CHI's Deputy Chief Executive, leading the development of the methods for reviewing clinical governance. In 2003-4 she acted as Chief Executive, leading the merger with the Healthcare Commission.

Jocelyn currently directs the Point of Care, a Kings Fund funded programme aiming to improve the humanity of hospital care. She is a member of Baroness Onora O'Neill's panel of inquiry into the safety of maternity services in England. She is a visiting fellow in Health and Social Care at the London School of Economics, a member of the editorial board of saferhealthcare.org and a trustee of the Mental Health Foundation.

Connect is indebted to Anthony Hewson for six years of invaluable service on Connect's Board and his guidance and leadership as Chair.

We also say goodbye to Board members Kay Glendinning, Gill Edelman and Damian Jenkinson who have all made major contributions and played an important part in the development of Connect over the last six years.


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Dr Jocelyn Cornwell, Connect's new Chair of the Board of Trustees