NELFT Trust Board

The NELFT NHS Foundation Trust Board of Directors has 13 voting members. Seven members, including the Chair, are non-executive members. They are appointed by the Council of Governors to provide an independent view to the work of the Board. Six members, including the Chief Executive, are executive members. They are in charge of the day-to-day running of the Trust.

Board meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every other month in the Boardroom,Trust Head Office, CEME Centre – West Wing, Marsh Way, Rainham, Essex, RM13 8GQ. Board papers are available a week prior to the Board meeting and can be viewed here: Board papers

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Clare Burns

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Clare Burns
Interim Executive Director of Partnerships

Clare has been with the NHS since 2003 and joined NELFT in mid-2022. She has always been in the health and social care sector, working in a care home from the age of 14 ─ first in the kitchens making breakfasts and then caring for the patients.

She worked in several different local authority care homes in Coventry and has also been a community safety officer, which started her career in neighbourhood development ─ supporting residents to deliver change in their neighbourhood.

Since joining the NHS over 20 years ago as a performance manager, Clare has worked across providers and commissioners, including BHRUT and Havering CCG, and at Broomfield and Southend hospitals.