WORKFORCE: St George’s Healthcare Trust has appointed Steven Bolam as it new director of finance, performance and informatics.

Mr Bolam joins from a position as head of finance and performance at Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth primary care trusts.

He has previously held director roles at Hampshire PCT, Basingstoke and North Hampshire Foundation Trust and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre Trust.

Miles Scott, St George’s Healthcare chief executive, said: “Steven has an excellent track record and a wealth of NHS experience. His knowledge and understanding gained from working in one of the most significant commissioning jobs in the country and for an established foundation trust, will be crucial in helping us to achieve our long-term goals.”

The trust has also appointed Neal Deans as joint director of estates and facilities for St George’s Healthcare Trust and St George’s, University of London this week. Neal had been director of estates and facilities for St George’s Healthcare since 2005.