Published: 05/05/2005, Volume II5, No. 5954 Page 8

Bradford Teaching Hospitals foundation trust has appointed a new chair. Former senior police officer David Richardson will take up the position in June. In December former chair John Ryan was sacked by independent regulator Monitor following the discovery of the trust's spiralling deficit. Mr Richardson will take over from the current interim chair Peter Garland. The trust is also in the process of appointing a new chief executive.