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Ambulance service loses chief

PUBLISHED: 09:57 02 July 2009 | UPDATED: 14:18 03 July 2010

ANOTHER senior member of staff has left the East of England Ambulance Service.

Judi Ingram has joined Take Care Now (TCN) as head of clinical services.

ANOTHER senior member of staff has left the East of England Ambulance Service.

Judi Ingram has joined Take Care Now (TCN) as head of clinical services. She has been the ambulance service's locality chief operating officer for Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire and this year became interim assistant director for A& E strategy and implementation.

Her departure follows that of other senior staff in recent months, including medical director John Scott and Suffolk chief operating officer Rob Lawrence. Director of operations Oskan Edwardson has been on a secondment to the Department of Health since January.

TCN provides out-of-hours GP cover for Yarmouth and Waveney, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, as well as running a walk-in centre in Ipswich.

Ms Ingram began her career in the NHS as a nurse. In 2000 she launched the NHS Direct service in East Anglia, and worked at the region's emergency care network before joining the ambulance service.

David Cocks, chief executive of TCN, said: “I'm delighted that Judi has joined TCN. Her NHS experience will be invaluable across our existing contracts, which include GP out-of-hours care, integrated sexual health services, emergency dentistry and minor injuries, and as we look to expand our operations.”

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