Charles Everett has been re-appointed as Chair of NHS Hastings and Rother by the Appointments Commission.
NHS Hastings and Rother is the working name of Hastings and Rother Primary Care Trust.
Charles Everett has held the post since February 2007 after retiring as a Director at the Home Office.
He has lived in East Sussex for thirty years and is married with three grown up children.
His re-appointment covers the period from 1 February 2011 to 31 March 2013 when, under the government’s reforms of the NHS, Primary Care Trusts will cease to exist.
The changes will put groups of local GPs in charge of commissioning (or buying) services for their local population, a role currently fulfilled by NHS Hastings and Rother.
Commenting on his re-appointment Mr Everett said:
"I am delighted to have been re-appointed and am looking forward to continuing my work with NHS Hastings and Rother.
We have a crucial role to play in supporting the local NHS through this period of change.
It is vital that the work already underway with GPs to deliver high quality, sustainable services continues.
We will also continue to work closely with GPs to ensure that the transition to the new system is as smooth as possible, so that patients continue to receive the best possible care."
Mr Everett's appointment has been made in accordance with the Commissioner of Public Appointments’ Code of Practice.
All non-executive appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process.
However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity (if any declared) to be made public.
Charles Everett will receive remuneration of £34,152 per annum from 1 February 2011 to 31 March 2013.
He is also a non-executive board member of the Surrey and Sussex Probation Trust.
He has not been involved in any political activity in the last five years.
NHS Hastings and Rother was established on 1 October 2006 and serves a population of approximately 170,000 people.
The organisation holds the NHS budget for this area and funds NHS services provided by GPs, pharmacists, dentists and opticians, and treatment and care in hospitals.
It also commissions and funds a wide range of health services in community hospitals, health centres, clinics, and in people’s homes.