Cedi Frederick, Chair at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, is to become the new Chair of Kent and Medway Integrated Care Board and Independent Chair of the London Vaccine Legacy and Health Inequalities Programme.
The programme aims to deliver sustainable change in the way we deliver key life-saving interventions to communities with traditionally low uptake.
His appointment means that he will not be serving another term as Chair of North Mid and will be stepping down on 29 October 2021.
During his time at the Trust, he has led the Board through the pandemic, has championed diversity by supporting our Staff Networks to lead change in the organisation and was instrumental in the Trust’s efforts to engage with the local community.
A digital leaving card has been set up to enable colleagues from across our Trust, to share their well wishes and farewell messages for Cedi.
To submit your e-card message before Cedi's last day at North Mid, please click and follow this Thankbox link: https://www.thankbox.com/app/thankbox/N0D5Sujw
As Cedi steps down, NHS England / Improvement has announced the appointment of Mark Lam as Chair of North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust from 30 October 2021.
This appointment in London sees Mark Lam continue in his current separate role as Chair of Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. He has been working in north London for a number of years, including as Chair of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust. Prior to working in healthcare, Mark was a senior executive in information technology and telecommunications, and brings many years of global experience in transformation and strategy.
Cedi Frederick, said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as Chair and I am proud of what everyone at North Mid has achieved. I have had the pleasure of working with people across the Trust, and in Enfield and Haringey, whose passion, dedication and commitment to improve lives for local people makes me confident that North Mid will continue to go from strength to strength. I wish Mark Lam well in his new role”.
Dr Nnenna Osuji, Chief Executive of North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, said: “I would like to thank Cedi Frederick for his guidance and counsel during his time at North Mid, and since I have become Chief Executive. His genuine love of people from staff to local communities has helped re-centre the focus of the Trust. We will miss Cedi and wish him all the best in his new role.”
“As we say goodbye to one great leader, we welcome another. I am pleased to welcome Mark Lam as our new Chair. Mark’s experience across several sectors, including neighbouring Trusts, and his knowledge of the population we serve will help us on the next stage of our improvement journey, as we forge ahead with our Patient First approach to healthcare.”
Mark Lam, said: “It is a privilege to be joining North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust as Chair. I know I join at a pivotal time for healthcare and I want to thank everyone at the Trust for all they have done for local people.
“I’m excited to work with the leadership team, getting to know the wonderful staff across the Trust and meeting members of the local community who use its services. Together, we can build on North Mid’s strengths and continue make a real difference to the lives of people living in Enfield and Haringey.”
Sir David Sloman, Regional Director of the NHS in London, said: “Mark Lam will bring a tremendous amount of experience and expertise to North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and I’d like to congratulate him on his new appointment.
“I’d also like to congratulate Cedi Frederick on his new leadership role with Kent and Medway ICS and look forward to continuing to work with him on the vaccination programme and addressing health inequalities in London.”