DR Robert Winter is to be the first director of the academic health science system for Cambridge University Health Partners (CUHP), which includes Papworth Hospital.

Dr Winter has an extensive track record in strategic leadership within the health service and joins CUHP from his post as medical director of NHS East of England, the strategic health authority, and national clinical director for respiratory disease at the Department of Health.

A respiratory physician by background, Dr Winter has held a number of leadership roles including as medical director of Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust between 2002 and 2008, and interim chief executive of Addenbrooke's Hospital.