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One of Wales’ largest social landlords has appointed a new chief executive, more than six months after the sudden departure of three senior figures. RCT Homes has appointed Paul Davies as its new chief executive.

A care home worker who viciously attacked his female boss has been banned from the profession. Jay Gumban had to be restrained by colleagues while assaulting the assistant manager of Kingsmills Nursing Home in Inverness. Gumban, a senior care assistant, faced charges at the Scottish Social Services Council , including claims he placed his hands around the unnamed worker’s head and throat.

A carer has been found guilty of abusing two residents at an Elgin care home. Aneta Fortuniak has been on trial at Elgin Sheriff Court, accused of assaulting Aileen Grant and Robert Scott while working at Spynie Care Home last summer.

Manor Estates Housing Association has appointed Graeme Russell as its new chief executive following the retirement of Lynn McDonald.

A housing association has appointed Greater Manchester’s former police chief constable as chair of its board. Plus Dane has named Sir Peter Fahy, who retired as chief constable of Greater Manchester Police in October 2015, to head up its board.

Lois Lere has started as director of operations and chief information officer at Wokingham CCG.

Paul Jones has started a new role as director of information strategy and governance at Bupa.

Ian Arbuthnot has taken up the role as director of information management and technology at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.