Terence Etherton QC, chair of Broadmoor Hospital Authority, has been appointed chair designate ofWest London Mental Health trust. The new organisation will take over the management of health services provided by the authority and Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham Mental Health trust next April.

Michael Farrar has been appointed the new chief executive of Tees health authority. He is currently NHS Executive acting head of primary care and will take up his new post in November.

Maggie Rae, deputy director of public health for Wiltshire health authority, has been chosen to lead the new Health Development Agency in the South West.

Camden and Islington HA has a new chair - Judith Hunt - a consultant, former chief executive of the local government management board, and former chief executive of the London borough of Ealing.

The new West London Mental Health trust has two non-executive directors: John Cox, a chartered accountant and former acting chair of North West London Mental Health trust, which was dissolved last year, and Anthony Pearson, a management consultant and deputy chair of Broadmoor Hospital Authority.

Baroness Cumberlege will take over as chair of the council of St George's Hospital Medical School from Sir Michael Heron on 1 October.

Southend-on-Sea primary care trust has three new non-executive directors - Madge Higgs, chair of Southend community health council and formerly a social worker specialising in mental health, Peter Stroudley, director of Southend Association of Voluntary Services and chair of the Southend Carers' Forum, and Brian Cole, a retired local government officer.

Robert Naylor, chief executive of Birmingham Heartlands and Solihull trust, has been appointed chief executive of University College London Hospitals trust, which has just received approval for a£422m private finance initiative project.

Mr Naylor will be at UCLH weekly from next month and will take up his post full time in the new year.

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