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New non-executive director appointed to HCS board

15 November 2023

The Minister for Health and Social Services, Deputy Karen Wilson, is pleased to announce the appointment of the fourth non-executive director (NED), Julie Garbutt, to the Health and Community Services Advisory Board. 

In June 2023, the States Assembly agreed that a board should be established to strengthen the leadership and performance of the department, and that the board includes an independent chair and up to five non-executive directors, in addition to the department's executive directors.

The board is responsible for driving up the standard of care delivered by the department, for the benefit of Islanders.

It will also deliver on several key initiatives, including: 

  • Preparing the department for inspection by the Jersey Care Commission
  • Developing and implementing a robust clinical and service governance framework 
  • Cultivating a positive and inclusive culture within the department

While the recruitment and selection process is ongoing for the final non-executive director and also the substantive chair to take over from the current chair, Hugo Mascie-Taylor, the Minister was pleased to have appointed the first three NEDs in September this year. 

The Minister for Health and Social Services, Deputy Karen Wilson, said: "We welcome Julie as our fourth non-executive director. Julie's experience and expertise will be a welcome addition to the non-executive team and together as a board they will shape the way we enhance the quality of care delivered to Islanders."   

Details on the Advisory Board meetings to date, papers and how to submit question can be found here: Health and Community Services Advisory Board (

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