WORKFORCE: Bristol Community Health has appointed Jo Makinson as its finance director.

Ms Makinson has joined the social enterprise from United Communities, a Bristol based housing association partnership, where she was also a finance director.

Prior to this Ms Makinson worked in public sector auditing at consultancy firm PwC.

Ms Matkinson said: “I’m delighted to join Bristol Community Health at such an exciting time for the organisation and for the health sector as a whole.

“The organisation feels energetic and is passionate about our patients – I very much look forward to working alongside the rest of the board, staff and stakeholders to continue to grow and develop our services”.

Bristol Community Health provides community services to approximately 27,000 patients across the city.

Many of its services are aimed at older patients with long term conditions

The organisation’s chair Paul Kearney said. “We’re delighted to welcome Jo to Bristol Community Health, joining us as she does with a wealth of relevant experience in her field.”