Enright Appointed To Patient And Client Council Board

Appointment of 8 NI council members to the Patient and Client Council Board

The Department of Health has announced the appointment of eight Council Members to the Patient and Client Council (PCC), one of which is Downpatrick Councillor Cadogan Enright.

Cadogan Enright along with seven other councillors has been appointed as a Local Government Representative on the PCC board and his appointment will commence on 1 March 2024 and will end on a date not later than 28 February 2028.

Ms Bradley’s appointment commenced on 1 February 2024 and will end on a date not later than 30 January 2028.

The PCC Council Member position attracts remuneration of £4,018 per annum with a time commitment of two days per month.

These appointments are made in accordance with the Code of Practice issued by the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland.

Cadogan Enright has served East Down for almost 20 years and was last re-elected to Newry Mourne and Down Council in May 2023 for the Alliance Party for the Downpatrick/Lecale area.

Downpatrick Alliance Councillor Cadogan Enright has been appointed to the board of the Patient and Client Council.

Cadogan is a qualified accountant with a record of delivering large-scale information technology projects, restructuring large multinational companies, and delivering shared service centres arising from mergers and acquisitions.

He is active in a wide range of local and national environmental organisations working for sustainable development and on environmental conservation projects and has post-grad qualifications in energy and the built environment.

He has used his skills to assist both large governmental organisations and small community organisations transition to cheaper renewable solutions for their energy needs.

As a long-standing member of the Down Community Health Committee, he has also been active in working on health-related issues in East Down and as a member of the Strangford Lough Management Advisory Committee.

Cadogan currently holds two other public appointments, one with the Department of Health – from September 2015 he has been a NI Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) Non-Executive (Local Government Representative) Member for which he receives a remuneration of £6,643 per annum for a time commitment of three days per month.

His term with NIFRS is ending on 29 February 2024. The other public appointment he holds is with the Department for Infrastructure (DFI) where since December 2015 he has been a Non-Executive Councillor Member of the Drainage Council of Northern Ireland. This is a non-remunerated position, with a four days per annum time commitment. 

The PCC was established by the Health and Social Care (Reform) Act (NI) 2009 to facilitate that the ‘voice of patients, clients, carers and communities is valued, heard and acted upon’ in the development of policy on, and provision of, HSC services.

This statutory role gives the PCC a unique place within the HSC sector in Northern Ireland.

The PCC Council is made up of a Chair and 16 Council Members (five members of district councils; five representatives of voluntary organisations with an interest in health and social care; and one representative of a trade union) appointed by the Department/Health Minister.

This formulation also allows an additional five members with no sectoral specification: “Lay” Members.