Published: 18/04/2002, Volume II2, No. 5801 Page 43

Mandy Wearne has been appointed director of performance for Greater Manchester strategic health authority.

She was previously director of development at Manchester HA.

Dr Chris Harrison is to be director of clinical strategy/medical director at Manchester strategic health authority.He was formerly deputy director of public health at North West regional office.

Mark Ogden, currently director of finance at Salford Royal Hospitals trust, becomes director of finance.

Alan Pickering has been appointed director of finance at Fareham and Gosport primary care trust.He had been director of finance and deputy chief executive at Sussex Weald and Downs trust, which dissolved on 1 April, since 1993.

The new head of nursing policy and practice for the Nuffield group of hospitals is to be Virginia Colwell.She is currently director of nursing at Royal Surrey County Hospital trust, and was deputy director of nursing at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children trust.

The chief executive of Brighton and Hove City primary care trust is Gary Needle.He was previously chief executive of Brighton and Hove primary care group.The PCT chair is Jean Spray, a Brighton and Hove city councillor.

Ian Kelsall has been re-appointed chair of Pontypridd and Rhondda Acute trust.Mr Kelsall is a member of the territorial army national employers liaison committee and is a former chair of two trusts.

Chairs have been appointed to Suffolk's five new primary care trusts.Lilian Power is chair of Ipswich PCT.

She was previously vice-chair of Suffolk health authority.Tony Robinson is chair of Suffolk Coastal PCT, having been a lay board member of Suffolk Coastal primary care group since 1999. Jane Hore is chair of Waveney PCT.Brian Parrott is chair of Central Suffolk PCT.He was chair of the Association of Social Services resources committee until October. Joanna Spicer has been appointed chair of Suffolk West PCT, having been chair of Suffolk health authority.

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