The chief executive of Milton Keynes Hospital Foundation Trust, which was recently reprimanded by the Care Quality Commission and Monitor, has resigned.

Jill Rodney had been chief executive since 2001 and oversaw the trust gaining foundation status in 2007.

The CQC said it had concerns about Milton Keynes’ maternity services in January.

In March Monitor used its formal intervention powers to tell the trust to hire external clinical experts. Later that month, the CQC announced the trust was one of a handful to have conditions on its registration. The CQC said it must improve maternity services.

Mark Millar, who recently stepped down as chief of Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust, is to be interim chief executive.

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