Tributes paid to Sandwell NHS stalwart
Tributes have been paid to an NHS stalwart in the Sandwell borough who has passed away, aged 75 years old.
Richard Nugent, who had been non-executive director of Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group passed away on Friday(10).
Richard, who had worked in the health service for more than three decades, lost his battle with a long-term illness.
Former colleagues of Richard have paid tribute to him as "an advocate of the NHS".
Professor Nick Harding, chairman of Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG, said: "Richard was an amazing man, a true gentleman and community champion and an advocate of the NHS.
"He will be greatly missed.“
Richard stood down from his role as non-executive director of the CCG in June 2018. He had worked in the health service for 35 years and was involved with Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG since 2000.
He served on the Primary Care Commissioning Comittee and Audit Committeee, and had chaired the former Sandwell Primary Care Trust beteen 2006 and 2011.