New interim CEO confirmed at Norfolk health trust

PUBLISHED: 16:11 07 April 2014 | UPDATED: 18:45 07 April 2014

A new interim chief executive has been appointed at Norfolk’s community health trust.

Mark Easton, who has ten years’ experience as a chief executive, will join Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust (NCH&C) from May 1 where he will begin a handover with outgoing CEO Michael Scott.

Mr Scott was confirmed as the new chief executive of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, the mental health trust for the two counties, last month.

Ken Applegate, NCH&C’s chairman, said: “I am delighted that we have appointed somebody of Mark’s calibre to this interim role. With his experience of leading a range of NHS services, and his clear drive to create health and social care integration, he is perfectly placed to help our trust deliver its own strategy to join up local services for the benefit of our patients, and to progress towards foundation trust status.”

Mr Easton joined the NHS in 1982 as a management trainee and during his career has been CEO of NHS Brent and Harrow primary care trust, chief executive at Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust and most recently he has been working with councils and clinical commissioning groups in London to advise on the successful delivery of integrated care.

He has also been a senior manager at acute hospital trusts, including deputy CEO of the Royal Free Teaching Hospital, in London.

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