Ken Jarrold

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Kenneth Wesley Jarrold CBE (born 19 May 1948), better known as Ken Jarrold, is a British health service manager.

He was President of the Cambridge Union Society

From December 2011 to March 2016 he was Chair of North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust.[1] He was appointed chair of the Rebalancing Medicines Legislation and Pharmacy Regulation Programme Board in 2013.[2]

He lives at Stockton on Tees and Newcastle upon Tyne.

He joined the NHS in 1969 as a National Administrative Trainee having been awarded a 1st Class Honours Degree in History at Cambridge University and having been President of the Cambridge Union Society. He was a Chief Executive of District, Regional and Strategic Health Authorities for 19 years. He was a board member of the NHS Executive and spent three years at national level as the Director of Human Resources and Deputy to the Chief Executive of the NHS in England.

He is currently the chairman of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.


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  1. ^ "NEW CHAIR FOR MENTAL HEALTH TRUST". North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Decriminalisation of dispensing errors could take three years". Chemist and Druggist. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 10 March 2017.