Health Service Journal editor Nick Edwards is to leave to take up the editorship of Construction News at Emap Construct.
Edwards, who has also been deputy editor of the title, was at the helm for its 2004 relaunch.
The title also recently lost Laura Donnelly, previously news editor at the title. She moved to become health correspondent at The Sunday Telegraph at the start of April.
Richard Vize, currently editor of Local Government Chronicle (LGC), will caretake the editor role on Health Service Journal for a fixed period, while Emap recruits a permanent editor for HSJ. Vize will work until Friday 31 August.
Meanwhile, Nina Lovelace, Vize's deputy on LGC, will manage LGC's content as acting editor until his return in September.