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Top Doctor joins the Board of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr William Tunnicliffe, a Worcester resident, is to join the Board of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust as an associate non-executive director.

Currently working as a Consultant in Adult Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Dr Tunnicliffe has a wealth of experience both as a doctor and senior clinical manager working in Birmingham and Auckland, New Zealand. During his training he also spent time working in Worcester and currently lives with his family in Hallow.

Also announced today, Lynne Todd is stepping down from her non-executive position to take up an active supporting role in the Trust’s women’s and children’s division. Mrs Todd will use her previous experience as a non-executive director at Birmingham Children’s Hospital to work alongside the clinical teams, building on the improvement work which is already well underway.

Harry Turner, Chair of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust said:

“I am delighted that, following a competitive interview process, William will be joining our Board. He brings with him a wealth of clinical and managerial experience and expertise which will prove invaluable as we continue to develop and improve services for local people.

"As an associate non-executive director he will play a critical role in the continued development of the county wide clinical model. He joins us at a crucial time as the county wide model has now been agreed by the clinicians involved in the programme and is in the process of being ratified by each of the organisations. This will enable the whole healthcare system to move to public consultation about the proposals at pace. I look forward to welcoming William to the Board in January.”
“Lynne has been an exceptional Board member and I am delighted that she will be directly supporting our women’s and children’s division. This move will enable her to focus on the important developments needed to ensure we deliver outstanding care to the children and women of Worcestershire.”

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