WORKFORCE: Consultant radiologist Phil Hughes has been appointed medical director at Plymouth Hospitals Trust.

Mr Hughes has been acting medical director since July, when the previous incumbent left to take up a role with the South West Peninsula Acdemic Health Science Network.

In a statement chief executive Ann James said: “Dr Hughes has been with us in leadership roles for a number of years and we are delighted that he will now help take this trust forward into the future as Medical Director.

“The role of medical director is the final substantive role to be confirmed in our executive team, following the appointments of a new director of nursing, Greg Dix and chief operating officer, Kevin Baber earlier this year.”

Ms James joined the trust about a year ago.