WORKFORCE: A new advisory board chair for the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery has been appointed, the trust has announced.

In a statement it said: “Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) and the Kent, Surrey and Sussex (KSS) Postgraduate Deanery are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Sir David Melville as the first chair of the KSS deanery advisory board.

Sir David is also the government’s Thames Gateway Skills Envoy.  He was vice chancellor of the University of Kent from 2001 to 2007 and was previously chief executive of the Further Education Funding Council, chair of the Lifelong Learning UK and the Committee of Inquiry into the Changing Learner Experience. 

Sir David said: “This is a crucial time for post graduate education in the NHS and I am delighted and honoured to be involved in the work of the KSS Deanery in ensuring comprehensive and high quality educational provision which supports excellence in the delivery of health services.”

BSUH chief executive Duncan Selbie said: “I want to extend a warm welcome to Professor Sir David Melville as the first deanery advisory board chair. We are very fortunate to have him.”