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Rawlins may sit again in NICE chair

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Executive Summary

The UK's Commissioner for Public Appointments has agreed an exemption that would allow Professor Sir Michael Rawlins to apply for another term as chairman of the National Institute for health and Clinical ExcellencehHwhen his current term ends on March 31st. He has held the position for 10 years, which is the maximum normally allowed under the code of practice for public appointments. NICE says that Sir Mike would have to reapply through an open, competitive recruitment process. The chairman is expected to devote up to three days per week to the job during a term of up to four years at an annual salary in the range £46,588-£62,117. Sir Mike's intentions have not been made public. NICE is also recruiting three non-executive directors for its board: Frederick George will be coming to the end of his three terms; Professor Shah Ebrahim is standing down; and Mercy Jeyasingham has come to the end of her second term.




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