A FORMER Hampshire health boss has moved on to a neighbouring NHS foundation trust.

Lorna Wilkinson, pictured, has joined Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust as the new director of nursing.

Ms Wilkinson, above, was deputy director of nursing at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust which runs clinics in Fareham Gosport and Totton.

She has extensive nursing and managerial experience having started her nursing career at the Royal Free Hospital in London in 1989.

Lorna said: “I am really excited with my new role here in Salisbury. While these are challenging times for all NHS organisations, I want to build on previous achievements here so that we continue to improve on the high standards of nursing, midwifery and therapy care that is so important to our patients.”