WORKFORCE: Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Foundation Trust has appointed Jan Filochowski as chief executive.

Mr Filochowski will join the trust from West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust, where he has been chief executive for five years.

The high profile job in London comes after the departure of previous Great Ormond Street chief executive Jane Collins, following the trust’s achievement of foundation status in March.

Dr Collins had faced calls to resign from one London MP for the trust’s handling of the fallout from the Baby P case.

West Hertfordshire chair Thomas Hanahoe said: “We are very grateful to Jan for the great job he has done during his time at the trust and wish him all the best for the future.”

Mr Filochowski said: “While on the one hand I am obviously delighted to be going to this world-famous hospital, I am also very sorry to be leaving such a wonderful trust and the great people who work in it.”