STRUCTURE: The chief executive of Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust is retiring, and will be replaced temporarily by the organisation’s medical director.

Bryan Millar, who has worked in the NHS since 1977 and been the FT’s chief executive since 2011, will retire at the end of the month.

He will be replaced under an interim arrangement by Clive Kay, a general consultant radiologist who has been medical director since 2006, the FT has announced.

It will make the foundation trust one of the few with a medical chief executive.

Mr Millar said in a statement: “Clive’s appointment as chief executive will enable a smooth hand-over, along with stability and continuity for the organisation at a time of significant change. I wish Clive all the very best in his new role as he leads the foundation trust forward in these challenging times.”

Professor Kay, who will remain chief executive until April next year under the arrangement, said: “Bryan has done a tremendous job in leading our organisation and will be leaving Bradford Teaching Hospitals in a very strong position to continue providing excellent healthcare in Bradford.

“As our director of finance and laterly as our chief executive, his financial prudency, vision and positive contributions have secured the trust for the future. I’d like to wish Bryan a long, healthy and happy retirement and thank him for his service and dedication to the patients in Bradford.”