WORKFORCE: Ron Calvert has been appointed chief executive of Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and will take up the appointment on 1 September.

He is currently chief executive at Trafford Healthcare NHS Trust. Mr Calvert succeeds substantive chief executive Nigel Clifton who passed away in August 2010, and interim chief executive Peter Reading.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Calvert said: “These are challenging times across the NHS, but I am confident that I will be well supported by the workforce at DBH so that we can build upon the good work which has already been established at the trust.”