NHS Blood and Transplant Interim Chair Appointment (Exemption)

Appointing Department: Department of Health and Social Care
Number of Vacancies: 1


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) – chair and interim chair appointment

Following 4 years as chair of NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), Millie Banerjee has confirmed her intention to step down on 6 August 2021.
Health Minister Lord Bethell said:
Millie Banerjee has enjoyed a long career across the private and public sector. During her time as chair of NHS Blood and Transplant, the organisation implemented a change of law on opt-out organ donations, established the convalescent plasma programme and kept organ transplants going, even at the height of the pandemic.

I’d like to congratulate John Pattullo on his interim appointment and look forward to working with him as NHS Blood and Transplant continues to provide vital support to the NHS and to patients across the country.

Following consultation with the Commissioner for Public Appointments, John Pattullo, former chair of NHS Blood and Transplant, has been appointed as interim chair from 7 August 2021 until 31 March 2022, or until a new chair is appointed, whichever is sooner. An open competition for a new chair will be launched in due course.

The appointment will involve a time commitment of up to 3 days per week.

Remuneration for the role will be at a rate of £63,000 per year.

The appointment was made in accordance with the Code of Governance for Public Appointments. The Code requires an appointee’s political activity (if any declared) to be made public. John Pattullo has not declared any political activity.

Date: 23/07/2021

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The current Chair of NHS Blood and Transplant has confirmed her intention to step down on 6 August 2021. Ministers have agreed an interim Chair appointment while we run a campaign to appoint a new Chair.

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