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.

Sharon Burton has been appointed by New Care as registered home manager of Adel Manor, located on Otley Road. The £15 million 74 bed facility will open in April.

Brio Retirement Living has welcomed general manager Trish Staite from Tewkesbury to its team at Beechwood Park in Stow-on-the-Wold.

Altrincham-based McGoff Construction has appointed Gary Wilson as Construction Director to head up its £92m Care & Residential Division.

Lisa Astley, from Bolton, has been appointed registered manager at Bridgewater Manor, New Care’s latest care facility located on Walkden Road in Worsley.