Deborah Wheeler has been appointed director of nursing at Whittington Hospital trust. She previously held the same post at Bromley Hospitals trust.

Tara Donnelly joins the board of Whittington Hospital trust this week as director of operations for surgery and women's and children's health. She was formerly general manager of anaesthetics at Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals trust.

North Wales health authority has appointed two new non executive directors, Aled Wyn Williams, a chartered accountant and independent financial adviser and Elfed Roberts, retired assistant chief constable for Gwynedd with the North Wales police authority. The HA has also reappointed Patricia Brooke, a member of the HA since 1996 and a member of the former Gywnedd HA.

Newham primary care group has appointed Ian Gordon as head of commissioning. Mr Gordon was service agreements manager at Guys and St Thomas' trust for five years. The PCG has also appointed two board members, Steve Jacobs, chair of Newham Community Health Services trust, and Keith Smith, head of adult services for the London Borough of Newham.

Nick Gerrard has been appointed assistant director (finance and performance) with South East regional office. Mr Gerrard was previously associate director of finance with Barts and the London trust and before that director of finance for BHB Community Healthcare trust.

Michael Garrity has been appointed dean of the faculty of health care and social work studies. He replaces Peter Bowker who takes up a new role as pro vice-chancellor for institutional and student affairs.

Southampton University Hospitals trust deputy chief executive Mark Smith is to become chief executive of Portsmouth Hospitals trust.