Jana Burton has been appointed chief executive of Lowestoft primary care trust - the first in Suffolk - which will become operational from April.

Dr Roger Greene is the new chief executive of Worthing and Southlands Hospitals trust. He is being replaced at Mid-Sussex trust by Stefan Cantore, who has worked for it since 1993, initially as director of business development, most recently as deputy chief executive.

Faruk Desai has joined Lancashire Ambulance Service trust as a non-executive director. He is currently director of Preston and West Lancashire Racial Equality Council.

Andrew North, currently chief executive of North East Lincolnshire trust, has been appointed acting chief executive of the new Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals trust, which will become operational on 1 April, following the merger of North East Lincolnshire trust and Scunthorpe and Goole Hospitals trust.A substantive appointment will be made following the appointment of a chair and non-executive directors.

Elaine Wilson has been appointed as the new communications manager for Tyne and Wear health action zone.

Margaret Cox has been appointed as chair of the new Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals trust which comes into operation on 1 April. Colin Ambler and Janet Conroy have been appointed as non-executive directors.

Richard Gooding, managing director of London City Airport, joins Newham Healthcare trust as a non-executive director from 1 February. He is also on the board of the East London Business Alliance and president of the Newham Chamber of Commerce.

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