A new non-executive director has been appointed to the board of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.
Nicola Gilham is a resident of Buckinghamshire as well as a qualified chartered accountant with a proven track record in financial and risk management, business growth and people management.
Nicola also holds a number of non-executive positions with organisations including Brighter Futures for Children, the Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust, Child Bereavement UK and Turning Point – an organisation providing a range of health and wellbeing services for those with drug or alcohol issues, mental health problems or learning disabilities.
Chair of the Board, Hattie Llewelyn-Davies said: ‘Nicola’s wealth of experience, both within the private and third sector, will be invaluable as we aim to move from being a good Trust to an outstanding one. Over the next decade, the population of Buckinghamshire is predicted to grow by approximately 40,000.
There will be a growth in children and older people but fewer people of working age. And whilst people are living for longer, they may not be in good health with more and more people being diagnosed with obesity, diabetes and dementia. We are committed to ensuring we address these challenges supporting the people of Buckinghamshire to lead happy and healthy lives.‘
Commenting on her appointment, Nicola said: ‘I am so pleased to have been appointed to the Board of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust – I have lived in the county for many years and always believed in the strengths and benefits of Britain’s NHS.
I am now keen to work with the Board and the Trust as they continue to work ever closer with their Integrated Care Partnership partners (which include GPs, the Council, Ambulance Service, Commissioners and Mental Health services) to deliver quality and effective health services for the Buckinghamshire community of which I am part.‘