The Welsh Ambulance Services trust has appointed Lyn Meadows director of personnel and development. Ms Meadows has previously worked in human resources at Wirral Metropolitan College and Merseyside Police.

The Welsh Ambulance Services trust has also appointed Roy Norris as a non-executive director.

Stephen Collinson has been appointed chief executive of the newly merged trust for hospitals in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells. He is currently chief executive of Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup and will take up his new post at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells trust on 1 April.

Anne Chapman has been appointed its chair-designate.She has been a non-executive director of Mid Kent Healthcare trust since 1992 and has chaired its finance, audit, complaints management and remuneration and personnel sub-groups. Two non-executive directors have also been appointed: Ian Nash, vice chair of Kent and Sussex Weald trust and chair of its audit committee, and Peter Cox, a member of Mid Kent Healthcare trust's board.

Dr Mike Cooper has been appointed clinic manager of the Droitwich Knee Clinic. He has held a number of senior posts in the NHS, and the Department for International Development in the West Indies, Saudi Arabia and Nepal.

Jacqui Cravos has been reappointed chair of Worcestershire health authority, which she has led since its inception in 1996.

Professor Chris Thompson has become a non-executive director of Southampton Community Health Services trust. He is professor of psychiatry at SouthamptonUniversity.

Professor David Westbury has been appointed a non-executive director of University Hospital Birmingham trust. He has been vice-principal of Birmingham University since 1992 and is a former director of South Birmingham Mental Health trust.

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