WORKFORCE: John Gill has been appointed joint director of IT at Poole Hospital Foundation Trust and Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Foundation Trust, as the two trusts continue to work towards merging.

Mr Gill is currently director of IT for Salisbury Hospital Foundation Trust and will start in his new role on 19 November.

In his report to the board chief excutive Chris Bown said it was an “important leadership role”.