APPOINTMENTS The chair of University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust is set to step down to lead East Midlands Academic Health Science Network after seven years at the trust.

Martin Hindle said: “I am pleased to have been selected to lead the newly licensed network for the East Midlands. Improving the health and wellbeing of the East Midlands population together with gaining economic benefit is an objective the network is keen to achieve.

“As my second, and final term, as chair of UHL was due to expire next year this felt like the right moment to hand on the leadership baton to a new chair, who, I am sure will lead the trust to great future success.”

Although Mr Hindle will assume the AHSN position with immediate effect he will continue to chair the UHL board whilst the recruitment process commences.