NEWS HR

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.

Adrian Baker is the new head of health and Social Care at techUK.

The Health and Social Care Information Centre, which will become NHS Digital this summer, has appointed a new chair, Noel Gordon.

Argyll and Bute Council has appointed a new chief executive to replace Sally Loudon, who is leaving to take up the role of chief executive of COSLA. Cleland Sneddon, currently the local authority’s executive director of Community Services, will take up the role of chief executive.

A care home whistleblower who quit her job after just two weeks says standards at the facility were that bad she told families to get their loved ones out. Jessica Taylor claims she was the ninth member of management to walk out of Freshfields Nursing Home in Wythenshawe in just 18 months because of the way it was being run.

Annie Sinnott MBE, owner of the Old Vicarage care home in Leigh, Dorset and one of the care sector’s leading lights, has died after a very short illness.

A former London-based chartered surveyor has left the corporate world for business by becoming a franchisee for Promedica24 and is said to have already become a valued member of the chain; just three months after joining. Angela Mewis, who has operated the Promedica24 franchise in Surrey since January, said she decided to “escape the rat race” of corporate life and become a franchisee for the live-in care provider because it offered the “best of both worlds; my hard work benefits me and I’m doing something worthwhile to help those truly in need in the community”.