The Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell has stepped down from his role as Chair of the NHS Confederation, following his decision to stand in the General Election as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Buckingham, with immediate effect.
Mr Dorrell is a former Secretary of State for Health and Chair of the Commons Health Select Committee. He has been Chair of the NHS Confederation since October 2015 and he had already previously indicated that he would be stepping down at the end of this year, given his political commitments.
The trustees of the NHS Confederation would like to place on record their thanks to Mr Dorrell for his contribution as Chair and for his commitment to our members.
Mr Dorrell will be replaced on an interim basis by NHS Confederation trustee and Vice Chair, Sir Andrew Cash, while the recruitment process continues for Mr Dorrell’s permanent successor.
Sir Andrew is the System Lead for South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System. He will fulfil his interim responsibilities at the NHS Confederation alongside his other roles.
The NHS Confederation is a non-partisan health charity that brings together and speaks on behalf of the NHS in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The organisation has more than 500 providers and commissioners in membership, including hospitals, community and mental health providers, ambulance trusts and independent sector organisations.