Phil Taylor has been appointed regional director of finance for Trent region, having been acting director since last April.He was previously acting chief executive of Northern General Hospital trust, where he had also been finance director and deputy chief executive.

Dr Graham Wardman is to be the new director of public health at Calderdale and Kirklees health authority.He takes over from acting director Dr Chris Veal.Dr Wardman was previously deputy director of public health at Leeds health authority, having worked in public health medicine since 1984.

Marcia Saunders is to be chair of the new Barnet, Enfield and Haringey health authority.She is currently a non-executive director of Whittington Hospital trust and has worked in senior social services management.Gerald Zeidman, a nonexecutive director of Barnet HA, and Professor Isobel Allen, a non-executive director of Enfield and Haringey HA, have also been appointed non-executive directors of the new HA.

Paul Liversidge has been appointed director of accident and emergency services for North East Ambulance Service trust.He was previously director of operations at the trust.Arthur Lemin has also been appointed director of patient transport services for the trust.

Alison Healey is to become chair of the newly formed Lincolnshire Healthcare trust when it comes into being in April.Ms Healey, currently a non-executive director of Lincolnshire health authority, will chair the shadow trust board until then.She is joined by two non-executive directors, the Venerable Arthur Hawes and Dr Valerie Stanton, both previously non-executive directors of South Lincolnshire Healthcare trust.

Antony Townsend has been appointed chief executive and registrar of the General Dental Council and is due to take up the post by the end of April.He is currently director of standards and education at the General Medical Council.He will replace the council's deputy registrar, Duncan Rudkin, who has been acting chief executive.