CPFT appoints Penny Snowden as new Director of Nursing

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) has appointed a new Director of Nursing.  

Penny Snowden, who is the current the Director of Midwifery at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, has been chosen for the role and will replace Rachel Gomm who is retiring next month.  

Having served the NHS for 30 years, Penny has held several roles within both in-patient and community midwifery and became Head of Midwifery at the former Peterborough District Hospital in 2009.  

Before being promoted to her current role last year, Penny has served as Chief Nurse for North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust in 2020, as well as the Deputy Chief Nurse of Kettering General Hospital, United Lincolnshire Hospitals, and Lincolnshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership – where she led the women’s and children’s transformation agenda.

On her new appointment, Penny commented: “I feel really proud to join CPFT. I greatly admire the work of the Trust, and I am excited to get started and meet all the different teams. Rachel will be leaving a fine legacy, and my aim will be to build on everything that she has done and be part of the next chapter for the Trust as we continue to improve our services.” 

Scott Haldane, Interim Chief Executive, added: “Penny was the outstanding candidate in a very strong field. Her background, leadership and commitment to developing staff to provide the very best care for patients and service-users made her the ideal choice, and we are very much looking forward to her joining us.” 

Penny is set to begin her role on the 6th of June.  

In other appointment-related news, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed a new Chief Executive, Barts Health NHS Trust has appointed four new Medical Directors, and the new Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board (ICB) has appointed five Non-Executive designate members.