Published: 10/04/2003, Volume II3, No. 5850 Page 44

Dr John Bullivant has been appointed director of the Health and Social Care Quality Centre in Wales.He was one of the early promoters of benchmarking in healthcare. He spent 10 years in the NHS as director of the value for money unit and more recently at the Office for Public Management and the Audit Commission.

Jeff Faulkner has been appointed regional director of Macmillan Cancer Relief 's central and south west England and Wales region.He will be responsible for delivering Macmillan services, fundraising and leading the region's staff and volunteers.

Nigel Kee has been appointed nurse director of Walsall Hospitals trust.He was formerly executive director of nursing and modernisation and deputy chief executive at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare trust.

Monmouthshire local health board became a statutory body on 1 April. It has made the following appointments: chief executive is Allan Coffey; nurse director/deputy chief executive is Julie Thomas; finance director is Mark Ash; medical director is Dr Rob Alliott; director of joint service development is Moyna Wilkinson.

Two non-executive directors have been appointed to Selby and York primary care trust.They are Dr Linda Pearson, a nurse, and Roger Thompson, chair of York and District Mind.