Caroline Wigley became chief executive of Birmingham Women's Health Care trust on 1 June. She has worked in the health service for 23 years and been director of operations at City Hospital, Birmingham, since 1996.

Nigel Woodcock, chief executive of West Cumbria Health Care trust, has become acting chief executive of North Lake land Healthcare trust . He will take forward an action plan drawn up in the wake of an independent report that criticised some services provided by the trust. Geoff Bland, who has been acting chief executive, will return to his post as finance director.

Rev Harold Ter Blanche has retired as senior chaplain at North East Lincolnshire trust, after 15 years.

The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety has announced that Derek Shaw, chair of Armagh and Dungannon health and social services trust, and Richard Scott, chair of Sperrin Lakeland HSS trust, have been reappointed.

Ten non-executive directors have also been reappointed to Northern Ireland health organisations. They are: Philip Babington, Joseph Doherty, Anne Marie Holmes, Sydney Gamble and Bearna Mc Ivor, all non-executive directors of Foyle HSS trust, Anne Gibson, Geralynn Anne Kelly, Kevin Martin, Patrick O'Kane, all non-executive directors of Sperrin Lakeland HSS trust, and Mary McPartland, non-executive director of Craigavon and Banbridge Community HSS trust.

Hull University has appointed Richard Hogston as head of its school of nursing. He was nursing officer for education and training at the NHS Executive in Leeds.

Paul Keane has been appointed director of the school of health at Teesside University from September. He is currently deputy director of the school.

Sandra Chalmers is the new chair of the Pennell Initiative for Women's Health, which researches the needs of women over 45.She has been its director of communications since 1994.

David Todhunter, chief executive of Mersey Regional Ambulance trust, has been asked to advise on ambulance services by the Department of Health of the Orange Free State Provincial Government of South Africa. He is visiting the area this week, funded by the European Union and the Institute for Health Sector Development, and will specifically advise on regionalisation, good practice and staffing.