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Newcastle upon Tyne NHS trust appoints new chairman

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A health trust in the north-east of England has announced the appointment of its new chairman.Professor Sir John Burn will take up the role with Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on 1 December.He will replace Kingsley Smith, who has held the position for more than 10 years.One of his first tasks will be to appoint a new chief executive following the dismissal of Sir Leonard Fenwick.Sir Leonard was sacked by a disciplinary panel after an investigation into claims of bullying and abusive behaviour.He described it as “an orchestrated witch hunt”.Sir John leads a cancer research programme at Newcastle University as well as being a non-executive director with NHS England.He has also filled a number of Government advisory roles.
Source: BBC Tyne and Wear