WORKFORCE: North West London Hospitals Trust has appointed Peter Worthington as its new chair.

The former mining and legal executive will take up his post at the trust in June.

He said in a statement: “I am enthused by the challenges ahead: to lead the trust through the final stages of merger with Ealing Hospital Trust, build a new top team with the chief executive and continue to improve our partnerships with clinical commissioning groups and other local stakeholders.

“I will be getting out and about to meet staff, service users and partners as quickly as possible. As someone who cares about the NHS, I am determined that we will continue to provide high-quality services through a loyal and committed workforce while using public money wisely.”