Lincolnshire Community Health Services Trust has appointed Andrew Morgan as its chief executive.

Mr Morgan was previously interim chief executive of the East of England Ambulance Service Trust.

His NHS career has included chief executive posts in London, Bedfordshire and Norfolk, as well as a range of director posts covering commissioning, performance management, strategy and service improvement.

Mr Morgan, who began his new role on 16 June, has worked in the NHS since 1982 and has been in a chief executive role since 2004.

He takes over from interim chief Kay Darby, who held the role from April to June following the departure of former chief executive Ellen Armistead.

Ms Armistead left the role to become a deputy chief inspector of hospitals at the the Care Quality Commission.

Ms Darby will continue working as an interim director at the trust.

Mr Morgan said: “I feel very privileged to come and work in Lincolnshire at what is a very exciting time for the trust and the wider health and social care community. Since LCHS became an independent NHS Trust in 2011, it has committed to providing excellent patient-centred care in our communities.”

Lincolnshire Community Health Services chairman, Don White, said: “We are delighted to have appointed Andrew from a very strong field of candidates as our chief executive. Andrew brings a wealth of leadership experience with him and we are pleased to welcome him to the team.”