12 hours ago – Chesterfield-based care provider, Heathcotes Group, has appointed Colin Ramwell as Head of Recruitment to support its specialist residential services nationwide.

The chief executive of a troubled health trust has announced her resignation, saying “life is just too short”. Siobhan McArdle, of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said the personal cost of being a CEO in the NHS is “just too high”. She said she considered demands for further efficiency savings at the trust “too great a challenge”. In July, its intensive care was given the worst possible rating by watchdogs.

Caitlin McCorry named new chairperson for Port of Leith Housing Association

Sir David Behan – the current chair of Health Education England – has been appointed as chairman of Britain’s largest care home provider, HC-One.

PainChek (ASX:PCK) has appointed Pete Shergill as the Head of Business Development for PainChek UK starting at the end of the month.

A new interim manager will begin at a Portsoy care home on Monday after the latest inspection raised concerns. An unannounced inspection of Durnhythe Care Home on July 8 found residents sitting in the dark because staff had not thought to turn the lights on, simply “staring into space” or fast asleep in public areas due to boredom and a lack of stimulation. Aberdeenshire Council runs the home and vowed to “do better” after the damning criticism from inspectors.

Simon Stevens has confirmed a former GP commissioning leader will be NHS England’s permanent national director of primary care. Nikki Kanani’s substantive appointment comes 13 months after she was hired to the role in an acting capacity. Previously she was deputy medical director at NHSE, and before that was chief clinical officer at Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group.

Gary Ridewood has been named the new CEO of Somerset Care Group after serving as interim.