The CEO of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust (QEH) is to leave her role in order to join a health tech firm.

Caroline Shaw will be taking up the role of Chief Operating Officer at Evergreen Life, who last year acquired Salvie Ltd, creators of askmyGP. She joined QEH in January 2019 as CEO and led the trust out of ‘special measures’ and put in place the foundations for sustainable changes and a culture of continuous improvement.

Evergreen Life’s app allows patients to access their medical records electronically and take charge of their health online. As well as allowing users to request doctors’ appointments or order repeat prescriptions, it also offers a Wellness Check functionality. Designed to help users improve their own wellbeing it features clinically-reviewed questionnaires.

Shaw said: “I am really excited that I have been asked to join a forward-thinking health and wellbeing company called Evergreen Life which is all about using digital technology to innovate NHS services and improve people’s personal healthcare and support people to stay well and health, which I am hugely passionate about.

“After over three and a half memorable years, now is the right time for a new and exciting chapter in my career.”

Shaw is set to leave the trust at the end of September and will be replaced by Alice Webster, QEH’s chief nurse, who will take up the post of acting CEO from 1 October 2022.