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Appointment of a new Chair for Monitor

Dr David Bennett has been appointed the new Chair of Monitor, the independent regulator of NHS foundation trusts, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley announced.

He said "I am delighted to announce that I have appointed Dr David Bennett to be the new Chair of Monitor. Our plans to modernise the NHS will give Monitor a new, expanded role as economic regulator to promote competition and ensure it works in the interest of patients and taxpayers."


“The new economic regulator will have a significantly different set of responsibilities from Monitor in its current form and, with his wealth of experience, I am confident that David will successfully lead the organisation through the changes ahead.”


[quote top=Dr David Bennett said] After nearly 12 months as Interim Chief Executive at Monitor I am delighted that the Secretary of State has asked me to take on the role of Chair. [/quote]


He proceeded to say: “The successful implementation of this next phase of reform for health and adult social care, if agreed by Parliament, will be critical to ensuring that the sector can continue to provide affordable, high quality care, and Monitor will play a central role in making sure this is so.

“I have been greatly impressed by the professionalism and dedication of the many colleagues I have worked with over this last year, both inside Monitor and beyond, and I look forward to continuing our partnership as we embark on this exciting and undoubtedly challenging next phase.”