STRUCTURE: Dr Rebecca Wagstaff has been appointed intrim director of Public Health for Cumbria.

Professor John Ashton, who has held the post for seven years, has been elected the President of the Faculty of Public Health for the next three years.

Professor John Ashton said:  “Advancing the cause of public health is something I have dedicated my life to, and I am looking forward to supporting public health consultants and specialists across the UK over the next three years.

“This will also give me the opportunity to influence the public health agenda across government and beyond.”