Bryan Stoten, the long-serving chair of Birmingham health authority, will take over as chair of Warwickshire HA on 1 April. Mr Stoten recently announced his intention to stand down from his present post, citing the government's stipulation that non-executives should live in the area served by their organisation. He has lived in Warwickshire for 15 years. Mr Stoten will take over from Jennifer Grove, who has been chair of Warwickshire HA since 1996.