NHS Lothian has appointed a new chief executive.

Calum Campbell has been chosen to lead NHS Lothian into the future and will oversee the task of returning health services to a “new normal” as a result of Covid-19.

Mr Campbell, who led NHS Lanarkshire for six years, was appointed interim chief executive of NHS Lothian last month, when he took over from predecessor Tim Davison.

Having started working in the NHS in 1984, Mr Campbell was previously the chief at NHS Borders for five years before he moved to take charge of NHS Lanarkshire in 2015.

He said he was looking forward to new challenges ahead, capitalising on the ability NHS Lothian has shown in recent months to rapidly adapt to a changing landscape.

He said: “I am really delighted to be joining NHS Lothian at such an important time.

“I have been working in the interim post since June, which has allowed me to meet the teams and get to grips with the challenges and opportunities ahead.

“The remobilisation of health services as a result of Covid-19 will be one of the toughest challenges facing health boards across Scotland, but I am confident we can continue to push boundaries and think differently to ensure our services can adapt and evolve to continue to provide the highest quality patient care.”