North Bristol NHS Trust appoints new Non-Executive Director

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

The NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) has confirmed the appointment of Jacqueline Meekings-Davis as a Non-Executive Director of North Bristol NHS Jaki Meekings-Davis has been appointed as a non-executive director at North Bristol NHS TrustTrust.

Jaki has more than 20 years’ experience in the NHS in both commissioning and finance roles including Director of Specialist Commissioning for the South of England and Director of Finance for of the South West Regional Health Authority.

Prior to joining the NHS she had a successful career as an accountant in local government and the water industry.

She is a former president of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Jaki’s current roles include Trustee of the National Council of Palliative Care, Vice Chair of New College Worcester and Visiting Fellow of the University of Gloucestershire.

She said: “"NBT has a strong track record for delivery of high quality local and specialised services. I'm pleased and excited to be given the opportunity to contribute to the continuing success of the Trust.”

Non-executive appointments to NHS Trusts made by the NHS TDA are subject to the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments. 

Jacqueline Meekings-Davis has been appointed from 1 April 2016 until 31 March 2018 and is entitled to receive a remuneration of £6,157 per annum. She has declared no political activity in the last five years.

An independent organisation, the NHS TDA works closely with other important national bodies such as NHS England, the Care Quality Commission and Monitor, to help to ensure they play an important role in providing broader health system leadership to deliver sustainable, high quality care.

The NHS TDA brings together a number of functions previously carried out within the Department of Health, Strategic Health Authorities and by the Appointments Commission. It has the core objective of supporting NHS trusts and ensuring that services to patients are of the highest possible quality, including:

  • Assurance of clinical quality, governance and risk in NHS trusts
  • Appointments to NHS trusts e.g. of chairs and non-executive members and trustees for NHS charities where the Secretary of State has a power to appoint
  • Performance management of NHS trusts
  • Management of the FT pipeline.