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The chief executive of a troubled NHS trust has quit over “media attention”. Katrina Percy said “the effect ongoing personal media attention has had on staff and patients” had made her position as boss of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust untenable. Ms Percy had faced calls to quit after the trust was criticised over the way it investigated patient deaths.

Housing association Curo has announced the appointment of a new non-executive director and chair designate. Liz Potter is an experienced board chair, independent governance consultant and executive coach. As chair of Orbit up to 2013 she led the organisation through the setting up a commercial development subsidiary, a successful merger and achieving top quartile customer satisfaction. She is currently a board member at Housing & Care 21 and Care & Repair England. Liz has also worked as director of policy for the National Housing Federation and regional manager of Nacro Housing. She will take office as chair following Curo’s AGM in September.

The new manager of St Leonards Court residential home in Mundford is Shelley Jarred.

Two nurses have been appointed to two newly-created senior roles by care provider Morris Care, which it said underpinned its strategy to lead the way in clinical excellence within the sector. Lydia Tyanase has been promoted from nurse manager to clinical services manager to oversee the development of skillsets and practices required for working with clinical commissioning groups, in particular around the complex clinical care offered across the organisation’s six nursing homes. Ms Tyanase, a registered nurse, joined the group in 2001 and has recently been leading work at the Morris Care Centre in Telford with Wrekin Care Commissioning Group. Lindsey Marren, also a registered nurse, takes on the new role of operational support manager for care provider, where she will support home managers on issues ranging from compliance to quality. Ms Marren joined in 2011 and has previously run two Morris nursing homes.

The CBI has appointed James Allen as its new assistant regional director in the East of England.

Adactus Housing Group has appointed Hilary Roberts as the Group’s new chief executive.

Michelle Shippen has been appointed the new nursing home manager at Astor Lodge View nursing home in Cramlington.

Hayley Selway has joined Cardiff-based Taff Housing Association, as Executive Director, People & Places.