Will Evans has been appointed director of Harrow's Unified Mental Health Services, which will bring health and social services together to provide integrated care from next April. Since 1998, he has been director of nursing, quality and mental health for Harrow and Hillingdon Healthcare trust.

Dr Steve Jones has been appointed an executive director of Eastbourne and County Healthcare trust. Dr Jones, director of mental health services, is taking up a board vacancy created by the retirement of Noel Primrose, planning and support services director. The trust's chair, Geoffrey Williams, has been reappointed for two years. He has led the trust since its inception in 1993. Dawn Burnett-Hitchcock, a media and public relations consultant, also joins the board as a non-executive director.

Margaret Haines has been appointed to the new post of director of research and knowledge management at South East regional office. Ms Haines was the NHS's first library adviser. She is a former head of information resources for the King's Fund and a former chief executive of the Library and Information Commission.

West Herts Hospitals trust has a full board following the appointment of Robin Douglas as a non-executive director. Mr Douglas works for the Office for Public Management. He is also a former King's Fund fellow, chair of the Health Advisory Service and chair of the Who Cares? Trust.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals trust also has a new non-executive director - Hilda Aitken. The trust says she has been involved with the NHS for more than 40 years as a GP's wife and as the manager of a medical practice.

Kathryn Bonds, David Jordan and Elaine Wilde, a retired local authority worker, chartered engineer, and higher education lecturer respectively, have been appointed non-executive directors of Mayday Healthcare trust.

The chair of the Gene Therapy Advisory Committee, Professor Norman Nevin, was reappointed over the summer. Two further members, Professor Anthony Pinching and Irene Train, were also reappointed. The committee oversees the ethical aspects of gene therapy trials.

Sarah Noble has become chair of the British Complementary Medicine Assocation. She is an acupuncturist and also works in counselling, nutrition and allergy detection.