WORKFORCE: Professor David Colin-Thomé, who was national clinical director for primary care for nine years, has become a trustee of the south London foundation trust’s charity.

Professor Colin-Thomé retired last year.

In a statement released after his appointment he said: “There is increased pressure on the NHS to deliver excellent services at reduced cost, so this will require some innovative thinking and where the charity can play a role.

“Additionally, the charity can make a real difference to issues such as poor outcomes for cancer treatment, by supporting innovation in primary care to reduce the delay between diagnosis and treatment.”

Sir William Wells, chairman of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, said: “We are delighted that Professor Colin-Thomé is further strengthening our immensely skilled and talented trustee board.

“His experience of primary care reform at a national level, as well as implementing new models of integrated care will be hugely beneficial to the charity as we move forward to implement our newly agreed strategy.”