WORKFORCE: Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust has expanded its leadership team as part of its plan to improve performance.

Jason Seez is the new director of planning and governance. Mr Seez previously worked at Medway Foundation Trust where he was executive director of strategy and infrastructure.

Prior to that he worked for Barts Health Trust.

Interim deputy chief executive Steve Russell has been permanently appointed to the role.

Chief executive Matthew Hopkins said: “This is a very exciting time for the organisation. I know that we are putting in place a team that can lead the trust through our improvement plan and out of special measures to become local hospitals that people will be proud of.”