WORKFORCE: Heart of England Foundation Trust has announced that Andrew Catto will take over as interim chief executive following the resignation of Mark Newbold last week.

Dr Catto joined the trust earlier this year as medical director and has worked in a range of clinical, managerial and academic roles in healthcare for more than 25 years.

Dr Newbold stepped down shortly after Monitor placed an additional condition on the trust’s licence on 24 October, citing poor performance on waiting times and mortality.

Heart of England has also announced the appointment of Clive Ryder, one of its deputy medical directors, into the role of interim medical director with immediate effect.

In a statement the trust said: “More permanent arrangements will be announced in due course.”