WORKFORCE: The primary care trust’s chief executive, Wendy Swift, has been seconded to Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust as their managing director of community services.

The December board report of Janet Soo-Chung, chief executive of the NHS Lancashire PCT Cluster, said Ms Swift will “oversee the transfer of Community Services from NHS Blackpool and NHS North Lancashire” to the acute trust.

She added that Ms Swift would also be responsible for developing “proposals for service integration and improvement”, subject to foundation trust regulator Monitor’s approval to the proposed transfer.

Ms Swift will also lead on consultation proposals for a major reconfiguration of health services across the Fylde Coast.