Birmingham Community Healthcare has announced Tom Storrow as the new chair of its Trust board.

Mr Storrow has spent most of his career working in and with the NHS, having joined the NHS as a graduate management trainee in 1977.

He trained in Shropshire and Birmingham and has worked in hospital management in Birmingham and Staffordshire, including five years as a Trust chief executive.

Mr Storrow described the Trust as "a lively and ambitious organisation with good staff and services and a great atmosphere".

He added: "My ambition is simply to help the Trust to develop as a successful organisation providing excellent services to its patients and commissioners.”

Chief executive Tracy Taylor said: “Tom joins us at a very important stage in the Trust’s development as we progress towards our goal of becoming authorised as a Foundation Trust next year. 

"The role of chair will be fundamental to this as we welcome members and a council of governors, which will optimise our ability to deliver accessible and responsive healthcare for all our communities.”

Mr Storrow succeeds Philip Davis, who announced his decision in July to step down after nearly three years as chair.