New chief appointed

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There is a new chief in charge of healthcare in Matlock and across the county.

Professor Steve Trenchard has been appointed chief executive of Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – with the challenge of making it one of the ‘top five’ best performers in the country.

Professor Trenchard joins the trust from West London Mental Health NHS Trust, where he is currently executive director of Nursing and Patient Experience.

A registered mental health nurse, Professor Trenchard has more than 20 years of healthcare experience across the NHS, the independent sector and academia.

He said: “This is an exciting challenge and one I’m determined to progress over the coming years. I’m keen to hear more about our key challenges and strengths as we continue to deliver the excellent services I have only yet read about or witnessed from afar.”