A NEW chairman has been appointed to the North West Ambulance NHS trust.

Peter White, who was vice chairman, has been a non-executive director of the trust since 2014 and had the responsibility for performance and quality.

He will be in the role until January 31, 2023.

Originally from the Ribble Valley in Lancashire, Mr White has had many roles in policing including head of uniform operations, commander of Preston division and assistant chief constable responsible for the People portfolio.

Mr White said: "It’s an honour to be given the opportunity to continue to be part of the leadership team at NWAS, and I would like to thank Wyn for her leadership and support.”

NHS Improvement (NHSI) confirmed the appointment last week.

Former chairwoman Wyn Dignan, whose term ended on 31 January said: “I am delighted for NWAS that Peter has been appointed as chair.

"I have worked with him in his non-executive director role for the past four years, I am confident that he will continue be a valuable asset to this great organisation, with great people.”