Published: 12/12/2001, Volume II2, No. 5835 Page 8

Swindon primary care trust has appointed a job-share husband and wife team as director of finance.Sarah and Simon Truelove (pictured) took the post jointly in order to have time to care for their two young children.

Ms Truelove said the arrangement was unusual in NHS management, though common elsewhere.'There are many husband and wife GP teams and lots of small family businesses where it is a way of life.'