NHS Improvement and the Department of Health and Social Care have appointed a national medical examiner to oversee the introduction of the new death review service.

A pensioner has been charged with stalking a retirement housing association employee over the course of a three year period. Robert Entwistle is alleged to have engaged in a course of conduct likely to cause the woman fear and alarm by sending her numerous unwanted communications via letters and online at Greenlaw and in Duns between January 1, 2016, and January 1, 2019. The 69-year-old of Priorwood Court, Melrose, pleaded not guilty at Jedburgh Sheriff Court to the stalking charge. A trial has been fixed for May 16 with an intermediate hearing on April 29.

Former Barclays Bank chairman Sir Gerry Grimstone has been appointed chairman of Investcorp and Aberdeen Standard’s gulf infrastructure investment joint venture. Grimstone, who stepped down from his role at Barclays investment arm on Friday, is rejoining Standard Life Aberdeen after resigning as chairman in January this year. The joint venture will invest in social and core infrastructure projects in Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) countries to diversify their economies away from oil.

Barrie Blower, founder of Caldmore Area Housing Association and chair of Accord, has died.

Lee Omar has been appointed to the Board of Director of not for profit operator Borough Care.

Borough Care, the largest not-for-profit provider of care for older people in Stockport, has appointed Lee Omar to its Board of Directors.

Catrin Jones has been promoted to Clarion group services director. Rob Lane, current director of commercial finance, has become the group’s new commercial director.

Christie & Co appointed Michael Hodges as Managing Director – Care Consultancy.