Published: 13/06/2002, Volume II2, No.5809 Page 30

Noel Scanlon has been appointed director of nursing at East and North Hertfordshire trust .Mr Scanlon, who took over from Heather Cawthorn, was previously assistant chief nurse at Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals trust.

Mr Scanlon was seconded to the Department of Health to be South East regional office's critical care lead last December.

The new director of resource allocation for Bolton primary care trust is Tim Bennett.Mr Bennett, who will also be lead director for Bolton south east locality, was previously director of modernisation at Wigan and Bolton health authority.He had previously been finance director and deputy chief executive at the HA.Helen McKnight has been appointed director of clinical governance at the PCT.She was previously working in clinical governance at regional office.The new director of operations is Mary Cropper.

She was previously director of operations at Community Healthcare Bolton trust, which became part of the PCT on its formation on 1 April this year. Jan Hutchinson is the new director of public health with joint responsibility to both the PCT and the local authority.After training as a nurse she had a career in health visiting, where she acquired an interest in public health medicine.Anna Gaughan is the new director of service redesign, accountable to the local authority and the PCT.She was previously assistant director for strategy development at Calderdale and Kirklees HA.Mike Cooney is director of health and care, appointed by the local authority but jointly accountable to the PCT chief executive and the Bolton metropolitan council director of social services.He was previously director of health and care, working with the Modernisation Action Board.

Wycombe primary care trust has appointed Alan Webb as director of development, David Hodson as director of finance and Sharon Kearns as director of operations.

Professor Raman Bedi is to be chief dental officer for England from October.He replaces Dame Margaret Seward, who is retiring.

Professor Bedi is currently professor of transcultural oral health and honorary consultant in paediatric dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute and Hospital, London.

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