WORKFORCE: Salisbury Foundation Trust has appointed Christine Blanshard as medical director.

Dr Blanshard, who is currently director of strategy and associate medical director at Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust in east London, will join the south west trust in three months time.

In his report to the Salisbury board interim chief executive Peter Hill said: “She has been a consultant gastroenterologist and general physician at Homerton since 1998 and, over the last seven years, has also undertaken a number of clinical director roles. Dr Blanshard will take up her appointment here in approximately three months. In the meantime, Clare Fuller has agreed to carry on in her role as Interim Medical Director until Dr Blanshard joins us.”