Helen Walley has been appointed chief executive of South West London Community trust, having held the post of joint chief executive since September 2000. Ms Walley was formerly the trust's director of clinical services, primary care and nursing.

Di Caulfeild-Stoker, South West London Community trust's director of nursing, has taken on the additional role of director of clinical services and primary care.

Lucy Moore, currently cancer policy lead at London regional office, has been appointed chief executive of the new North East London workforce development confederation. The confederation will be responsible for the education and training of all those who work in the NHS in the local area, in addition to persuading people who have left the NHS to return to practice.

The National Care Standards Commission has announced the appointment of board members, including Tom Burgner, chair of the Barnet joint inspection advisory panel, Valerie Howarth, chief executive of ChildLine, Lucianne Sawyer, president of the UK Home Care Association and vice-chair of the Parkinsons'Disease Society, Deryk Mead, chief executive of NCH, Glynn Vernon, former vice-chair of SCOPE, Peter Westland, chair of Action on Elder Abuse, Roslyn Emblin, director of nursing and deputy chief at Moorfields Eye Hospital, and Michael Hake, director of social services for Solihull metropolitan borough council.

Professor Tony Butterworth will take up the post of chief executive for South Trent NHS workforce confederation on 1 May.

He is presently the pro vice-chancellor for external affairs at Manchester University.

Hywel Sims has been appointed chief executive of ADFAM National, a charity which supports the families of drug users. Mr Sims has recently worked with Comic Relief and the National AIDS Trust.