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George Eliot Hospital appoints new Non-Executive Directors

Dr Rebecca Khanna
Dr Rebecca Khanna
Glynis Washington
Glynis Washington

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of two Non-Executive Directors and an Associate Non-Executive Director, who joined the board from 1 st
April 2018. 

Non-Executive Director, Dr Rebecca Khanna brings over 30 years’ experience as a senior leader, educator and clinician in a range of NHS and University settings. She is currently Assistant Dean (Faculty of Health & Wellbeing) at Sheffield Hallam University. Rebecca is a registered Occupational Therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council and works for them as a partner visitor across the UK. Rebecca is also a member of the Learning & Development Board at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.  She lives in Nuneaton and her early career included working at the Trust as Occupational Therapy Services Manager.

Glynis Washington joins the board as a Non-Executive Director after a professional career in nursing. She retired last month from her role as Director of Nursing and Clinical Transformation at Coventry & Rugby & North Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Groups. Glynis brings a wide range of experience after working in hospitals, community settings, nurse education and most recently commissioning.

Anil Majithia
Anil Majithia

Associate Non-Executive Director, Anil Majithia brings over 30 years of commercial experience after working in both private and management consultancy organisations. He holds a portfolio of board roles locally and brings with him expertise around governance, strategic, risk and financial management, as well as delivering transformation change.

Rebecca said: “In becoming a Non-Executive Director I am making a personal commitment to supporting the future development of the George Eliot Hospital. Throughout my career either as a clinical leader, or indirectly as an educator, maintaining a focus on end-user perspectives has remained constant. I am passionate about the development of integrated services that are designed around the needs of individuals, local communities and promote wellbeing." 

Glynis said: “My previous board experience has enhanced my understanding of the population’s health needs and the service delivery challenges across North Warwickshire which I believe will be valuable in carrying out this role.”

“I also have a deep affinity with the local area, after living in Coventry and Warwickshire all my life and both my daughters were born in the maternity unit.”

Anil said: “I am really excited to be given the opportunity to join the Board of George Eliot. Hospital NHS Trust.

“I am very passionate about Health, Education and Well-Being. Joining the board at the George Eliot Hospital compliments my other board roles, by fulfilling mylifelong aspiration of giving something back to society and making a positive difference.”

“I am looking forward the working with the Board and the executive team to support our vision to EXCEL at Patient Care.”

Trust Chairman Prem Singh added: “We welcome all three board members to the Trust. Their range of skills, experience and broad range of knowledge will further strengthen our Board leadership team.

“We would like to thank our Non-Executive Directors Claire Lea and Don Navarro who recently retired from the board and contributed significantly to the development of services at the George Eliot.”

“Our new appointments will continue to help drive our vision and strategy to provide high quality, safe integrated care to our local population.

Further information can be found within our Trust Board Web Pages

About George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust provides a range of elective, non-elective, surgical, medical, women’s, children’s, diagnostic and therapeutic services to a population of more than 300,000 people. The hospital opened in 1948. The hub of the Trust is located on the outskirts of Nuneaton and its services cover a large footprint, including north Warwickshire, south west Leicestershire, and north Coventry.

The Trust also provides a range of community services, delivered across Coventry, Warwickshire and Leicestershire. These include sexual health and community dentistry services for the whole of Warwickshire, and tuberculosis services for Coventry and Warwickshire.

About NHS Improvement 

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