- Assura has appointed Ed Smith, who was chairman of NHS Improvement for three years, as a non-executive director with immediate effect.

Assura chairman Simon Laffin said: 'Ed's wealth of business experience, in both private and public sectors, will stand us in good stead as Assura continues to fund the transformation of NHS primary care premises.'

Smith said: 'Assura provides excellent facilities for NHS primary care and I look forward to being involved in Assura's continued growth and performance over the next few years.'

At 9:40am: [LON:AGR] Assura Group Ltd share price was -0.67p at 62.28p

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