Appointment of RNOH Chair

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH) is pleased to announce the appointment of its Trust Board Chair by the NHS Appointments Commission.

Professor Anthony Goldstone CBE has been working for the NHS in a clinical capacity for 42 years.  He will cease these clinical sessions now in order to take up this new post.

The appointment will run from 01 February 2011 until 31 January 2015 and carries a remuneration of £18,437 per annum.

This appointment has been made in accordance with the Commissioner for Public Appointments’ Code of Practice. All non-executive appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity (if any declared) to be made public. Professor Goldstone has not declared any political activity in the last five years nor does he hold any ministerial appointments.

Professor Goldstone came to University College Hospital as a Consultant Haematologist in 1976 and since that time has lived in Radlett, close to the RNOH and has children and grandchildren living in Stanmore itself.  He has worked in the hospital in a clinical, academic and managerial capacity initially developing the leukaemia and transplant unit at UCH which is internationally recognised and later becoming the Medical Director of UCH being a central figure in the planning, redevelopment and rebuild of the new hospital in Euston Road.  Following this, he directed the North London Cancer Network for nine years taking considerable responsibility for developing and rationalising super specialist activity and making many contacts across the North Central London region.

He has published over 330 papers and in 1999, as an NHS consultant, was appointed to a personal Chair in Haematology at University College London.  All these activities were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List of June 2008 when he was awarded a CBE for academic, clinical and managerial contributions to healthcare. His interests outside medicine include driving fast cars, being a fanatical supporter of Manchester City, playing with the grandchildren and walking the dog.  He will continue in personal private practice in malignant haematology.

He believes that his track record over nearly 35 years at UCH in terms of renaissance and redevelopment addresses the skills which are required to help take the RNOH to Foundation Trust status and to a definite rebuild onsite.  He is extremely excited about working with all staff at the Trust and believes that these aspirations can certainly be achieved. 

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