We would like to bring you an update on the NHS Dorset Non-Executive Member roles. 

Following his successful appointment as chair of the Dorset Primary Care Alliance, Dr Forbes Watson will be stepping down as Non-Executive Member with effect from 31 July 2022. 

We are grateful to Dr Manish Tayal MBE, one of our Associate Non-Executive Directors, who has agreed to step into the vacant Non-Executive Member role on an interim basis while we plan for a substantive appointment. Manish will take over the portfolio, including Chair of Quality and Safety Committee. 

We would like to congratulate Forbes on his appointment and wish him every success in the role. As a Board, we look forward to continuing working with Forbes and the new Primary Care Alliance.  

A headshot of Dr Manish Tayal

Jenni Douglas-Todd
NHS Dorset

Patricia Miller OBE
Chief Executive
NHS Dorset