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Bideford GP selected to lead local healthcare trust

13:50 22 April 2014

Dr Alison Diamond has been appointed chief executive of Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

Dr Alison Diamond has been appointed chief executive of Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

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New chief executive to take over from Jac Kelly on May 1.

North Devon District Hospital, BarnstapleNorth Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple

A BIDEFORD GP has been appointed chief executive Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

Dr Alison Diamond, who currently the trust’s medical director, will officially take over from Jac Kelly, who is stepping down from the role on May 1.

Dr Diamond, said was ‘absolutely thrilled’ at the opportunity to lead the organisation.

“The trust is made up of a great team of people who I know have a commitment to develop services to make a real difference for patients,” she said.

Trust chairman Roger French said Dr Diamond was selected from an ‘extremely strong’ field of four shortlisted candidates interviewed during a two-day recruitment process involving stakeholders, clinicians, non-executive and a cross-section of trust staff.

Mr French said: “Alison was outstanding. She won this appointment deservedly.

“She has worked for the trust as medical director since 2010 and has shown immense leadership in furthering the clinical priorities of this organisation.

“In the current policy climate, to have a clinician of Alison’s experience as the trust’s leader is a significant advantage.

“Alison knows the big set of challenges that we face and I think we have got the right person for the job.”

Plans are now in place to recruit a medical director for the trust.

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