STRUCTURE: North Bristol NHS Trust is set to recruit a new chief executive. The outcome of the Bristol Acute Services Review found that “any organisational change involving integration between United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust and North Bristol NHS Trust would be premature at this time.”

In a statement North Bristol Trust chair Peter Rilett said: The Board have decided that we should now seek to recruit a substantive Chief Executive and, on appointment, Marie-Noelle Orzel will return to the executive post as Director of Nursing.

“NHS Trusts are required to become a Foundation Trust and we will therefore be moving forward with our application. We will avoid completing the process at the same time as we move into the new hospital and therefore we aim to become a Foundation Trust towards the end of this year, or if not towards the end of 2014,” he added.