Health sector regulator Monitor has added former surgeon and clinical director Stan Silverman to its patient and clinical engagement team.
Mr Silverman joins Monitor from the NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) where he also held the post of deputy medical director.
“I’m really looking forward to joining Monitor”, said Mr Silverman. “At the NHS Trust Development Authority, I’ve seen firsthand the challenge the NHS faces and I’m looking forward to getting stuck in to help Monitor help the NHS deliver the change needed.”
Prior to his work at the NHS TDA, Mr Silverman had been medical director for the West Midlands Strategic Health Authority and associate medical director for the Midlands and East Strategic Health Authority.
The appointment of Mr Silverman as deputy medical director has been welcomed by Professor Hugo Mascie-Taylor, Monitor’s medical director and executive director of patient and clinical engagement.
Professor Mascie-Taylor said: “Stan’s experience both as a surgeon and as a Medical Director in regional and national bodies will be a real asset to Monitor as we work to help the NHS deliver better services to patients at the same time as living within its means. I welcome him and look forward to working with him.”
Further moves by Monitor to boost clinical input into regulatory its decision-making include the appointment of Dr Ruth May as nursing director.