WORKFORCE: UCL Partners has appointed a new chair after Sir Cyril Chantler retires in March 2014.

A report to the board of University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust said: “On 23 July the Board of UCLP approved the panel’s recommendation to appoint Lord Ajay Kakkar as chair of UCLP.

“Lord Kakkar is Professor of Surgery at UCL and a consultant surgeon at UCLH. Previously, he was Professor of Surgical Sciences and lead for the Centre for Surgical Sciences, Institute of Cancer at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry Queen Mary University of London, and consultant surgeon at Barts Health Trust.”