Millie Banerjee to step down as NHS Blood and Transplant chair

23 July 2021

Following four years as chair of NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), Millie Banerjee has confirmed her intention to step down on 6 August 2021. She will leave the organisation to focus on her other role as Chair of the South West London Integrated Care System.

Millie BanerjeeFollowing consultation with the Commissioner for Public Appointments, John Pattullo, former chair of NHS Blood and Transplant, has been appointed as our interim chair from 7 August 2021 until 31 March 2022, or until a new chair is appointed, whichever is sooner.

We thank Millie for all her service and work for NHSBT and we wish her all the very best for the future. We further welcome John on his return to the organisation.

Health Minister Lord Bethell has said:

“Millie Banerjee has enjoyed a long career across the private and public sector. During her time as chair of NHS Blood and Transplant, the organisation implemented a change of law on opt-out organ donations, established the convalescent plasma programme and kept organ transplants going, even at the height of the pandemic.

I’d like to congratulate John Pattullo on his interim appointment and look forward to working with him as NHS Blood and Transplant continues to provide vital support to the NHS and to patients across the country.”