Sir Peter Carr confirmed as Chair of NHS Trust Development Authority


Sir Peter Carr has today been confirmed as Chair of the NHS Trust Development Authority (NTDA).

Sir Peter, currently Vice Chair of the NHS North of England, will head up the NHS Trust Development Authority, the new organisation that will support NHS Trusts to achieve foundation status, when it is established in June 2012.

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said:

“I am delighted to confirm Sir Peter Carr as Chair of the NHS Trust Development Authority.

“He will make a real contribution to the crucial role the Authority will play in supporting the government’s objective of a full Foundation Trust provider sector.”

NHS Chief Executive, Sir David Nicholson said:

“Sir Peter Carr’s appointment as Chair of the NTDA will help us all to further progress the introduction of the Authority.

“His extensive experience over the last twenty years as an NHS Chair will be invaluable as we work to introduce this crucial part of the reforms supporting NHS Trusts.”

Sir Peter Carr said:

“I am delighted to be taking on this role and I am looking forward to working with, and alongside, NHS Trusts throughout the country to deliver high quality, sustainable services.”

The NTDA will be accountable for the performance management of NHS Trusts, driving up quality and delivering value for money while developing and supporting NHS organisations to achieve Foundation Trust status.

Sir Peter Carr will step down from his role with NHS North of England to take up post as Chair of the NTDA from 1 June 2012.


Notes to editors

  • For media enquiries please ring the Department of Health newsdesk on 0207 210 5221.
  • Peter is also Chair of the Provider Development Steering Group.
    This appointment is made in accordance with the Code of practice for ministerial appointments to public bodies, issued by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.  All appointments are made on merit and political activity played 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. Peter Carr has declared no political activity. For further information on the process for managing public appointments visit The Commissioner for Public Appointments website.
  •  Aside from his current role as Vice Chair of NHS North of England, Sir Peter Carr holds no other ministerial appointments.
  • The appointment is for four years or until abolition of the Authority, whichever date is sooner. He will receive £55,000 per annum for a time commitment of 2 to 3 days a week.
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