The King's Fund welcomes Michelle Mitchell as a new trustee

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Michelle Mitchell, Chief Executive of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, has joined the board of trustees at The King's Fund.

Before joining the MS Society in 2013, Michelle was Director General at Age UK, where she spearheaded work on social care, health and patient engagement.

Commenting on the appointment, Sir Christopher Kelly, Chairman of The King's Fund, said: 'I am really pleased to welcome Michelle Mitchell to our board of trustees. Michelle is a highly respected and experienced leader in the charity sector. With her knowledge of how patients and carers use and experience health and social care services I know she will offer valuable input to the work The King’s Fund does to improve care.'

Michelle Mitchell added: 'I am delighted to be joining The King's Fund at this critical time. We face serious challenges about how we can improve health and social care. I look forward to making sure The King's Fund remains at the centre of these debates.'

Trustees are appointed for a three-year renewable term, and meet seven times a year. Their role is to agree the Fund's overall strategic direction, in line with its charitable objectives, and to scrutinise management functions delegated to the senior management team.

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The King's Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and health care in England. We help to shape policy and practice through research and analysis; develop individuals, teams and organisations; promote understanding of the health and social care system; and bring people together to learn, share knowledge and debate. Our vision is that the best possible care is available to all.

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