Department of Health director general of communications Matt Tee is to be the next chief executive of NHS Direct.

Mr Tee was previously business development director at Dr Foster and takes over from Ed Lester, who will leave NHS Direct in May.

Department of Health director general of communications Matt Tee is to be the next chief executive of NHS Direct.

Mr Tee was previously business development director at Dr Foster and takes over from Ed Lester, who will leave NHS Direct in May.