Senior NHS manager Stuart Marples has retired, ending a 40-year career in the health service in England and Wales. Mr Marples' most recent work was with the Welsh Assembly where he was joint head of performance and operations. He will also be remembered as chief executive of the Institute of Healthcare Management.

Senior NHS manager Stuart Marples has retired, ending a 40-year career in the health service in England and Wales. Mr Marples' most recent work was with the Welsh Assembly where he was joint head of performance and operations. He will also be remembered as chief executive of the Institute of Healthcare Management.