National Voices appoints new Chief Executive

Thu, 6 December 2018

Dr Charlotte Augst is the new chief executive of National Voices, the national coalition of health and care charities in England. She will start work in early March 2019, taking over from Jeremy Taylor, who recently announced his planned departure after nine years in the job.

Charlotte is currently Partnerships Director of the Richmond Group of Charities and was appointed by the National Voices trustees following an open competition this autumn.

Commenting on her appointment, Charlotte said:

“I am thrilled to be joining National Voices and I look forward to working with members, and with all those who can make the health and care system work better for patients and carers. There is still a long way to go to make the reality of care reflect the person-centred rhetoric”. 

National Voices chair Hilary Newiss said:

 “Charlotte is a great catch for National Voices and a worthy successor to Jeremy Taylor.  I am delighted we have appointed her and I look forward to working with her in taking National Voices to the next stage of our development.”    

National Voices has worked with successive governments to ensure that the interests of patients, carers and the voluntary sector are better reflected throughout law, policy, regulation, research, service design and clinical practice.

The charity helped to influence the 2012 Health and Social Care Act, the 2014 Care Act and the NHS Five Year Forward View. It has recently been working to shape the new NHS long term plan, and NHS England’s vision for personalised care. 

National Voices works closely with the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England, the NHS Leadership Academy and a wide range of other organisations in health and care.