Trust chief takes up lead role in shaking up NHS
A local health boss has been appointed to a prestigious post in England.
Hugh McCaughey, chief executive of the South Eastern health trust since 2009, is to help drive improvements in care and efficiency across the NHS.
The Hillsborough man will take on the new role as national director of improvement on April 1, helping to ensure NHS providers and systems are equipped to deliver world-class universal healthcare on a sustainable basis.
He will oversee the delivery of high impact support to the NHS to help reduce unwarranted clinical variation, improve quality and access, and ensure the most effective use of resources.