We have appointed a local GP to our board as an associate non-executive director.
Dr Rob Gerlis, who joined PAHT this month (April), has been a GP for more than 30 years.
He began his career at The Princess Alexandra Hospital, where he completed his postgraduate medical training.
He then participated in the West Essex GP vocational training scheme, progressing in his medical career to become a partner at the Ross Practice in Harlow in 1986.
Now semi-retired, Rob has been the chair of West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group for nine years and has taken on the role of chair of Stellar Healthcare, a GP provider company covering Harlow and Epping Forest.
Rob said: “I am excited to have joined the PAHT board – this is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference to the community.
“I am looking forward to working with colleagues to create a modern, integrated local health and care system.”
Hattie Llewelyn-Davies, chair of The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, said: “I warmly welcome Rob to our board – he has a wealth of experience that will greatly benefit our organisation.
“I am delighted that he will be supporting us to develop and improve our hospitals for our patients and our people into the future.”