THE director of nursing and patient experience at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust has been appointed to a new job.
Julie Firth’s role with NHS England (Midlands and East) starts on Monday.

Dr Gordon Coutts, trust chief executive, said: “I am pleased to announce Julie’s appointment to the newly-created NHS England (Midlands and East) where she will join the regional chief nurse, Ruth May, and her senior leadership team to provide strategic leadership help to the regional nursing agenda.
“Julie has been asked to support the implementation of the findings from the Francis Report from a nursing perspective. I am delighted that she can add her extensive nursing experience to this critical work.”
Mrs Firth joined the trust, which runs Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital, in 2009.