Bridget Wilkinson has joined the board of Doncaster and South Humber Healthcare trust as director of planning. She has been promoted from within the trust and was previously head of planning and development.

Anne Eden has been appointed director of strategic development at St Mary s Hospital, Paddington. She is currently chief executive at Southend Community Care trust.

Southern Derbyshire Mental Health trust will have a new chief executive in February. Mike Shewan, assistant chief executive of Wakefield and Pontefract Community trust, is a qualified psychiatric nurse.

Community Health Services Southern Derbyshire trust has a new chair - Judith Forrest, coordinator of Derbyshire Dales Careline.

Valentine Stevens, a former vice-chair of Canterbury and Thanet community health council, and Valerie Hale, a carer active in local charities, have been appointed non-executive directors of East Kent Community trust.

Riverside Community Health Care trust also has two new non-executive directors: Abdul Aziz Choudry , a retired social services manager, and Chris Powell, chair of an advertising agency.

Professor David Hunter , who previously worked at the Nuffield Institute for Health in Leeds, is taking up a new post as professor of health policy and management at Durham University . The chair is part of a health and environment research and development initiative established by former chief medical officer Sir Kenneth Calman, who is vice-chancellor of the university.

Andrew Chatten joined Doncaster and South Humber Healthcare trust this week as director of facilities.

He was deputy director of facilities with Medway trust in Gillingham, Kent.

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