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Retired NHS nurse appointed Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care Commissioning


Leader of the council, Mark Hawthorne has appointed Carole Allaway-Martin to the position of Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care Commissioning. Carole will officially take up her new role on 15 January 2020.


Carole is currently Chair of Health Scrutiny Committee, a position she has held since May 2017, and will chair the meeting scheduled for 14 January before taking on her new role. A new chair of the committee will be appointed at the next meeting of Full Council on 12 February.   

Before becoming a county councillor in May 2017, Carole spent many years working for the NHS, holding a range of positions including; Ward Sister at Coney Hill Hospital, Staff Nurse on the surgical ward at Cheltenham General Hospital, finishing her career as a Community Psychiatric Nurse in the Forest of Dean. Carole has also held academic positions at the University of West of England and University of Westminster.

Cllr Carole Allaway-Martin said: “It is a great privilege to have been appointed to the Cabinet. I have a strong background in the health and social care arena and I will draw on this experience to ensure we provide the best possible services, advice and support for communities across the county.

“It has been an immense pleasure to chair the Health and Care Scrutiny Committee for the past two and half years and I would like to thank committee members and officers for their hard work, commitment and support during my time as chair.”   

Leader of the council, Mark Hawthorne said: “It is a great pleasure to welcome Carole to the Cabinet. With her extensive experience and knowledge in the field, Carole is ideally placed to ensure we go on delivering the best possible services for those in the county who need our help and support.”  

Carole’s appointment comes following the death of Cllr Roger Wilson in December last year, following a short illness.

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