APPOINTMENT: The director of nursing at Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust is to take over as chief executive of a neighbouring organisation.

Helen Greatorex will join Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust in June.

She has been director of nursing and quality at the Sussex trust since 2008, having previously worked at West Sussex Health and Social Care Trust.

Kent and Medway chair Andrew Ling, said: “Helen’s energy, enthusiasm and strong track record of developing a service user focused approach as well as assuring quality standards across large geographical areas will enable [the trust] to build on our successes and meet our challenges.”

The current chief executive, Angela McNab, is leaving to run Camden and Islington Foundation trust.