Published: 04/03/2004 Volume II4, No. 5895 Page 37

Dr Tony Berendt has taken up post as medical director at Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.Dr Berendt has worked at NOC for over 10 years.He was consultant physician in charge at the bone infection unit and is a former Lister Institute research fellow.

NHSU has named Jill Brunt as head of the patient and communities unit.Ms Brunt joined NHSU in 2002 on secondment from Sheffield University, where she was director of teaching in the faculty of medicine.She became head of Yorkshire and Humberside region last year.Ms Brunt began her career as a speech and language therapist, before entering the voluntary and community sectors.

Geraldine Walters has been appointed director of nursing at St George's Healthcare trust. She joins the trust from Epsom and St Helier trust, where she was also director of nursing.Before that, Ms Walter was assistant director of nursing at the then London regional office, and director of operations at Royal Brompton Hospital. She is also a visiting professor of Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College.

London Borough of Sutton strategic director of community services Eleanor Brazil has been seconded to the new post of executive director (service delivery) at Sutton and Merton primary care trust.The post will focus on the full integration of health and care services for adults across the two organisations by April 2006.

Vice-principal of St George's Hospital medical school Professor Roger Horton has been appointed a nonexecutive director at South West London and St Georges Mental Health trust.

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