WORKFORCE: Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust council of governors have approved the appointment of a new non-executive director, Dr Lynne Hulme.

Dr Hulme, who lives in Church Eaton and is a retired GP with 35 years’ experience, started with the trust last week.

She said: “As a GP in Cannock for many years, and latterly being involved in the commissioning process, I have always had the needs of local patients as my focus and I see this role as one of the most challenging within the NHS at the moment.  I hope to contribute to achieving the best outcome possible for the future of both hospitals, whatever that may be.”

Dr Hulme is married with two grown up children and in her spare time is keen on sport and travel.