WORKFORCE: Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust has announced a new full-time medical director who will be seconded to the hospital from the neighbouring North Staffordshire Trust.

Robert Courteney-Harris, who was medical director at Univesity Hospital of North Staffordshire, will replace Manjit Obhrai who will leave Mid Staffordshire at the end of August.

Mr Courteney-Harris will start at the trust on June 18 and will overlap with Mr Obhrai to ensure a proper handover.

He will also undertake 1.5 clinical sessions as an ENT surgeon at Mid Staffordshire following feedback to the trust from Mid Staffs clinicians.