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Claire Johnsen has been appointed as head of innovation at care home construction company Savista Developments. She previously worked for St John’s Innovation Centre in Cambridge as a Senior Innovation Advisor and plans to support Savista by overseeing the launch of an Innovation Challenge run in partnership with Savista’s sister company, Hallmark Care Homes. Hallmark owns 19 care homes across England and South Wales.

The private residential arm of Leyland-based housing association Progress Housing has appointed Stuart Redfern to manage its build contracts.

Claire Johnsen has been appointed as head of innovation at care home construction company Savista Developments.

A Derbyshire nurse – with more than 30 years of experience in nursing and senior leadership roles – is set to join Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as its new Chief Nurse. The Board of Directors will welcome Krishna Kallianpur in the autumn, when she will transfer from her current role (covering maternity leave) as Interim Chief Nurse at the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.

Director of Operations Andy Tilden will leave Skills for Care in early 2021 after 20 years of supporting learning and development opportunities for the adult social care workforce in England.

Corinna Foster, from Blackpool, has been promoted to deputy manager at The Hamptons care centre on Main Drive, off Heyhouses Lane, in Lytham St Annes.

Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) has announced the appointment of two new members to its board of trustees. Stephen Scott is a business development manager at Fleming Homes in Duns, providing a first point of contact through to sale for budding self-builders and liaising with private clients, architects and main contractors. Sam Hart, an innovation manager at the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC), oversees the acceleration of industrialisation through modern methods of construction, offsite manufacturing, sustainable product development, quality and procurement.

The Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive. Therese Patten, currently deputy chief executive and director of strategy at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, will join the Trust in mid-September. She will succeed Brent Kilmurray, who announced his departure from the Trust in April.