How NHS Peterborough became a clustered board
NHS Peterborough was informed it had to merge boards with NHS Cambridgeshire in August.
It prompted the resignation of the then chairman Derek Harris, who stepped down at the end of November, along with five other Peterborough-based non-executive directors.
The new board, which will meet in Cambridge and Peterborough, is chaired by NHS Cambridgeshire chairman Maureen Donnelly.
She is joined by Peterboroughbased non-executive directors Malcolm Burch and Colin Coulson-thomas. Other non-executive directors are Glen Clark, Bob Kynnersley, Peter Southwick and Sally Williams, all of whom are from NHS Cambridgeshire.
The board will meet for the first time at 9.30am on December 21 at the Fleet Community Centre, in Fletton, Peterborough.
All appointments to the board are valid until March 31, 2013, when Primary Care Trusts are shut down and the responsibility for primary care is handed over the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG), led by GPS. Mr Harris in a previous interview with the Evening Telegraph said he feared the clustering of the boards would lead to less of a focus on healthcare in Peterborough because there is less city representation.
While pledging to support Maureen Donnelly in her new position, Mr Harris did say that the healthcare needs for Peterborough are very different than those for the whole of Cambridgeshire and the board needs to recognise this.