With effect from April 2013, Caroline Taylor took over from Matthew Kershaw as Trust Special Administrator to South London Healthcare NHS Trust.
Caroline will oversee the implementation of the TSA recommendations as agreed by the Secretary of State for Health.
With effect from 16 July 2012, Matthew Kershaw has been appointed as Trust Special Administrator to South London Healthcare NHS Trust by the Secretary of State for Health under Section 65B of the National Health Service Act 2006 to exercise the functions of the Chair and Directors of the Trust in accordance with the Unsustainable Provider Regime. Further details about the regime are available from the Department of Health website
As full control of the Board's duties and powers, along with the role of Accountable Officer have been conferred upon the Trust Special Administrator, normal operations of the Trust Board have been suspended until further notice. The Trust's Executive Directors will be working closely with the Trust Special Administrator, who will be running the Trust in place of the Board. Matthew Kershaw will be working with patients, the public, staff, the communities served by the hospital and its external partners to develop recommendations for the future.
Meetings of the Trust Board which were scheduled to take place as follows have therefore been cancelled
The Trust Special Administrator is directly accountable to the Secretary of State for the running of Trust during this time. Public accountability for running of the Trust is therefore delivered through the Secretary of State's responsibility to Parliament for the duration of the Unsustainable Provider Regime.
Following a public consultation exercise towards the end of the year, the Secretary of State for Health will consider the final recommendations at the beginning of January next year, prior to giving a decision on the way forward in February 2013. Further information on the TSA and his role can be found here.
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