Published: 11/08/2005, Volume II5, No. 5967 Page 8

Mersey Regional Ambulance Service trust has appointed an international emergency care business consultant to act as its interim chief executive.

Alan Murray, managing director of consultants Fitch and Associates Europe, will take over running the trust while a replacement for Janet Davies is sought. Ms Davies quit the post last month to become director of service delivery at the Royal College of Nursing. She joined the zero-starred trust three years ago.