Tower Hamlets GP influencing the health influencers

Dr Sam Everington OBE, a local GP and chair of NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), has joined the board of trustees at The King’s Fund.The King's Fund is an independent charity that works to improve health and health care in England. It holds the vision that the best possible care should be available to all.

Dr Sam Everington said:  “I am very pleased to join the board of an organisation dedicated to improving health and health care across the country and inspiring those who work in the field. This position will complement my role as Chair of NHS Tower Hamlets CCG as we are also firmly committed to improving care through developing better services that reflect the needs of local people”.

Commenting on the appointment, Sir Christopher Kelly, Chairman of The King's Fund, said: 'I am delighted to welcome Dr Sam Everington as the newest addition to our board of trustees. The Fund has a deep interest in innovation in the commissioning and delivery of care. With his substantial experience of delivering health care to local communities, and insight gained through many years working at a national level, I know Sam will make a valuable contribution to our work.”

King’s Fund Trustees are appointed for a three-year renewable term, and meet seven times a year. Their role is to agree the Fund's overall strategic direction, in line with its charitable objectives, and to scrutinise management functions delegated to the senior management team.