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Mainstay Medical has appointed Matthew Onaitis as Chief Financial Officer.

A new chief executive has been appointed at the Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust. Brent Kilmurray takes up his role after working across a range of acute, community health and mental health NHS organisations.

Care specialist Jackie Houghton has taken over the helm at Northwick Grange Care Home.

Northern Ireland housing association Clanmil has appointed Joy Scott as its new chair.

Sheena McCallion has been named the new boss of 4,500-home landlord Apex.

Merseyside care home, Stocks Hall Nursing & Care, has appointed Kelly Hull as its new manager.

A former carer who stole from an elderly man at his care facility has narrowly avoided jail. Susan Hutton, 54, stole from former Royal Marine, Patrick Armstrong, 83, when he lived in an extra care scheme in Gravesend. Hutton stole about £80 from Mr Armstrong after she entered his flat while he was ill in hospital, last August.

A Nigerian woman used false identification documents to get work with vulnerable adults and children in care homes and a school in Gloucestershire, a judge heard on Tuesday. Fatou Johnson, 37, of Nutfield Gardens, Ilford, Essex, pleaded guilty at Gloucester Crown Court to two charges of possession of false documents – a French passport and a National Insurance card – and fraudulently using them to obtain a Disclosure and Barring service (DBS) certificate to get work. Nigerian-born Johnson was arrested at a school in Tewkesbury when her offences were detected, the court heard. Judge Michael Cullum told her it was ‘exceptionally serious’ to use counterfeit documents to deceive the DBS ‘whose job is to safeguard the vulnerable.’ But after being told that despite working illegally Johnson had an ‘exemplary work record’ with ‘exceptionally positive references’ from those that had employed her he allowed her to walk free from court. Johnson was sentenced to six months jail suspended for a year and ordered to attend ten rehabilitation activity sessions.