New chairman for East Midlands Ambulance Service

Pauline Tagg, the new chairman of the East Midlands Ambulance Service
Pauline Tagg, the new chairman of the East Midlands Ambulance Service
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The East Midlands Ambulance Service has appointed a new chairman.

Pauline Tagg, a former nurse and midwife, will take over the role until the end of September 2016.

She worked in the acute sector of the NHS for over 35 years as a nurse, midwife and senior manager. During that time Pauline, from Melton Mowbray, held executive nurse director posts in three NHS hospital trusts. They included the University Hospitals of Leicester.

Pauline joined EMAS in October 2011 as a non-executive director. In January 2009, she was awarded an MBE for her contribution to healthcare.

She said: “EMAS has made significant progress over recent months and I’m delighted to be appointed Chairman for the next two years. I’m confident that with the continued professionalism and goodwill of staff, EMAS can look forward to a bright future and I look forward playing a key role in achieving further improvements.”

Non-executive appointments to NHS Trusts are subject to the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments. She will be paid £30,000 a year.