WORKFORCE: Croydon Health Services Trust has appointed a new deputy chief executive and chief operating officer.

Jayne Black is currently director of strategy and transformation at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust and started her career as an intensive care nurse.

Ms Black will start in her new role on November 1.

Karen Breen, who is the current chief operating officer and deputy chief executive at Croydon, has left to take up the role of director of delivery and improvement at Barts Health Trust.