Liverpool Women’s Foundation Trust has appointed consultant surgeon and oncologist Jonathan Herod as its new medical director.

Mr Herod, 47, is the trust’s clinical director for gynaecology and surgical services and takes up his new post in October.

He graduated from Birmingham University’s medical school and joined Liverpool Women’s in 1999 as consultant gynaecologist and oncologist after training at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal Marsden Hospitals in London.

He introduced a procedure to the North West intended to help preserve the child-bearing ability of women who have radical surgery for cervical cancer.

As clinical director, Mr Herod did executive development training with the King’s Fund and the North West Leadership Academy.

He is an honorary consultant lecturer at the University of Liverpool and is also on ovarian cancer charity Ovacome’s advisory board.

Mr Herod said: “I am delighted and honoured to be appointed medical director of Liverpool Women’s where we are dedicated to providing world-class women’s health services.

“We are a great team here, and it is only with the support of my clinical and other colleagues over the years that I find myself with this great opportunity ahead.”

Mr Herod succeeds consultant urogynaecologist David Richmond who will become vice-president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, although he will remain as consultant to the trust.