New Care has appointed two new care home managers in Nottingham; Tracy Johnston at The Grand in West Bridgford and Laura Lambert at Ruddington Manor in Wilford.

Fulcrum Care, the care home management consultants, has increased its commitment to providing excellence in care by appointing renowned industry leader Karen Johnson as Head of Quality Assurance.

Thenue Housing has announced the appointment of its new director of community housing services. Michael Byrne will take up the post at the end of this month.

Dr Thomas Waite will support Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Professor Chris Whitty as the deputy CMO (DCMO) leading on health protection, replacing Professor Jonathan Van-Tam who stepped down on 31 March 2022. His role will cover emergency response and preparedness, infectious diseases, vaccines and therapeutics.

Dr Simon Eccles has announced he is leaving his role as chief clinical information officer (CCIO) at NHS England and NHS Improvement to return to his clinical roots.

The Secretaries of State for Justice and for Health and Social Care have appointed Dr Margaret Flynn the new Chair of the National Mental Capacity Forum (NMCF) for a tenure of 3 years. Dr Flynn’s appointment will run from 7 March 2022 to 6 March 2025.

Jewish residential care home specialist Nightingale Hammerson has announced the appointment of a new chief executive who will take up her role in July. Taking over from Helen Simmons, who has been in the role for eight years, Jenny Pattinson will join from the Salvation Army, where she has been operationally for the charity’s 12 care homes, managing 560 staff.

Russell Blake, Managing Director of Hospitals and Senior Living has been promoted to Managing Director of Healthcare for Compass Group UK & Ireland.