A new minister of state for health has been appointed, as prime minister Boris Johnson continued his government reshuffle yesterday. Chris Skidmore, MP for Kingswood, has replaced Stephen Hammond, MP for Wimbledon, at the Department of Health and Social Care.

Inverness-based care provider Meallmore has appointed a group hospitality manager to ensure consistently high food standards across its 23 care homes in Scotland. Jody Marshall joins Meallmore after a career in the hotels industry.

British philosopher Roger Scruton has returned to the role of chair of the Building Better Building Beautiful housing commission, a role he was sacked from earlier this year.

West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA) has appointed Brian Gannon as chief executive.

L&Q has promoted Vicky Savage, the housing association’s southern region head, to be its new managing director for London.

Dame Moira Gibb, the chair of the Board of Skills for Care, will oversee the first Digital Care Conference later this year. The event, organised by Tech for Care, an online platform dedicated to finding and reviewing technologies used in care, will take place at Millenium Point in Birmingham on December 12.

Somerset Care has appointed Donna Howitt as the new Manager of Wyndham House.

Mark Easton, a qualified solicitor and experienced infrastructure investment professional, has been appointed as the new chair of Kingdom Initiatives, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kingdom Housing Association.