Surrey Heartlands community health services provider CSH Surrey has announced the appointment of Andy Field as Chairman of its Board of Directors. He will officially join the employee owned social enterprise as Chairman on 1 October after a period of shadowing the Board in September.

Andy Field also holds a number of roles at other organisations including Chairman of Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

CSH Chief Executive Steve Flanagan said: “We are really looking forward to Andy joining us and benefiting from his broad experience and knowledge and to working with him over the coming months and years.

“CSH is a unique organisation that has been serving the local community since 2006. We have ambitious plans to transform community healthcare, working closely with partner organisations to provide integrated and seamless care, helping people live the healthiest lives they can. Andy’s appointment will help strengthen the relationships with our partners for the benefit of everyone we serve.”

Andy Field said: “I am delighted to be offered the opportunity to Chair such an excellent employee owned community based healthcare business. I have worked alongside CSH Surrey for the last few years and have been deeply impressed by the dedication of staff and their focus on improving patient care.  This appointment brings with it the opportunity to build rapidly on the great partnership work within the Surrey Heartlands and I look forward to working closely with CSH Surrey and its key partners to improve health services and outcomes for local people.”