Former psychiatric nurse Philip Burgess has joined East Berkshire Community Health trust as chief executive. He had been acting chief executive of South Bedfordshire Community Health Care trust, where he was previously director of operations and nurse adviser.

Hilary Scott, chief executive of Tower Hamlets Healthcare trust, has been appointed deputy health service commissioner for England, Scotland and Wales. Her appointment takes effect in May.

The deputy leader of Middlesbrough council, Eileen Grace, has been appointed chair of Tees and North East Yorkshire trust, which went live on 1 April. She was formerly a non-executive director of South Tees Acute Hospitals trust.

Two new non-executive directors have been appointed to Birmingham health authority. They are Anne-Marie O'Meara, a solicitor, and Amanda Cadman, a self-employed administrator.

Lynn Thornton has been appointed to job-share the post of director of operations at the Royal Hospitals trust. She will take on her new role full-time from the end of April when the present director of operations, Jackie Cardiff, goes on maternity leave, but will share the post when Ms Cardiff returns.

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers has appointed three new directors. They are Jean Collingwood, director of fundraising, Vicky Daybell, director of operations, and Roger Hancock, director of finance and administration.