WORKFORCE: A community trust in Hertfordshire has announced two key appointments. Hertfordshire Community Trust has appointed David Law as the chief executive and Dr Hemal Desai as medical director.

Mr Law was chief executive of West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust from 2004 and 2007 and more recently has worked in the NHS in London on the transfer of PCT community services to NHS trusts. He joins the trust in March.

Dr Desai is a sessional GP and has been clinical lead to the NHS Midlands and East strategic projects team. He has been a working GP in London and has experience of over 70 primary care settings.