Board Members for Weston Area Health NHS Trust

Weston Area Health NHS Trust is led by a Board of Directors. The role of the Board of Directors is to:


  • set the overall strategic direction of the Trust
  • ensure that the Trust provides high quality, effective patient-centred care
  • provide effective financial control
  • ensure high standards of corporate governance


The Board of Directors meet in public every two months at Weston General Hospital board room.


The Board of Directors comprises the Trust Chairman, five independent Non-Executive Directors and five voting Executive Directors: the Chief Executive, the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance, the Medical Director, the Director of Nursing, and the Director of Strategic Development. There are also two non-voting executive directors: the Operations Director, and the Director of Human Resources.


Weston Area Health NHS Trust works within the opportunities published in the NHS Five Year Forward View to:


  • consistently deliver safe and effective services
  • develop our services to meet the requirements of North Somerset
  • transform services to be sustainable


The Trust has developed a strategic plan which describes the Trust’s priorities for the next four years to deliver outstanding safe care and improve the sustainability of all services. We are keen to incorporate our patients' views of the future and work closely with our Patients' Council to help shape and focus on how we deliver our services to our population. 


Over the next four years it is expected that growth in the local population for Weston and North Somerset will be above average. To meet the challenge of the increased demand on services we will work collaboratively with our partners and Commissioners (NHS organisations who decide what health services are provided and then finance them) in North Somerset and Somerset to ensure that the maximum range of services that are needed locally are safely provided from the Trust. 


Board Members


Mr Grahame Paine, Chairman

Mr Graham Turner, Non-Executive Director

Mr John Roberts, Non-Executive Director

Ms Brigid Musselwhite, Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Quality & Governance Committee

Ms Rosalinde Wyke Non-Executive Director

Mr James Rimmer, Chief Executive

Stephen Simmons, Interim Director of Finance

Mr Phil Walmsley, Director of Operations

Ms Sheridan Flavin, Director of Human Resources

Dr Peter Collins , Medical Director 

Ms Helen Richardson, Director of Nursing