As a result of serious allegations being made against her, Dr Paula Vasco-Knight has been suspended from her role as Acting Chief Executive at St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The allegations are financial in nature and relate to her work at a previous employer. The Trust Board has asked the Medical Director, Professor Simon Mackenzie, to fill Dr Vasco-Knight’s role as Acting Chief Executive. Professor Andrew Rhodes, Deputy Medical Director, will act as Medical Director.

The Trust is not in a position to comment further at this stage.