WORKFORCE: Carole Heatly, the trust’s chief executive since 2008, will step down this month.

Ms Heatly is leaving for a post with health care quality improvement organisation Advancing Quality Alliance North West (AQuA).

The former Chief Executive of Greater Manchester Strategic Health Authority Neil Goodwin will step in as interim chief executive from Monday (6 June), to “move forward the trust’s plans to become part of an existing NHS Foundation Trust”, according to an NCUH statement.