Ex-detective chief is new NHS East Lancashire chairman

First published in News

BOB Huntbach has been appointed as the new chairman of NHS East Lancashire.

Mr Huntbach has been a non-executive director for the Primary Care Trust since it was founded in 2006.

The former police officer rose to the position of detective superintendent during a 31-year career with Lancashire Police and Greater Manchester Police.

He was previously a non-executive director of Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale PCT, and a Rossendale borough councillor.

He said: “I take over from Kathy Reade, who will undoubtedly be a hard act to follow.

“I would like to thank her for her commitment to the NHS throughout her career.”

NHS East Lancashire commissions healthcare for the 382,000 residents of Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Ribble Valley and Rossendale.

Mr Huntbach will serve as its chairman until March 2013, overseeing the phasing out of the organisation during the overhaul of the NHS.

The post is remunerated at £36,779 per annum.

He said: “The NHS is going through a sustained period of reform and faces quite a challenging time.

“The patient should always come first and ensuring that, is my first priority.”

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4:22pm Sun 10 Jul 11

DaveBurnley says...

So we are getting someone who is being paid a very good pension as a retired police superintendent, plus he will get another £36,779 for being chairman of NHS East Lancashire.


What is his qualification for this post? Surely it would make more sense to employ someone with a background of working in the NHS?


Just another example of 'jobs for the boys'. No wonder the bill for the health service is rocketing when they throw money away like this.
So we are getting someone who is being paid a very good pension as a retired police superintendent, plus he will get another £36,779 for being chairman of NHS East Lancashire. What is his qualification for this post? Surely it would make more sense to employ someone with a background of working in the NHS? Just another example of 'jobs for the boys'. No wonder the bill for the health service is rocketing when they throw money away like this. DaveBurnley
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11:22am Tue 12 Jul 11

Smooth says...

Bloody nora - typical - appoint a retired detective who has never ed an organisation in his life - typical pub lic sector crap. Well the next meeting should be fun - come on folks lets all attend and see what the detective will detect - lol
Bloody nora - typical - appoint a retired detective who has never ed an organisation in his life - typical pub lic sector crap. Well the next meeting should be fun - come on folks lets all attend and see what the detective will detect - lol Smooth
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