Two non-executive directors have also been appointed to Chester and Halton Community trust. Arthur Cole is a retired civil servant and borough councillor and Marjorie Kostick is a chartered accountant.

Four non-executive directors have been appointed for Conwy and Denbighshire trust. They are Professor David Jones, a registered mental health nurse and former dean of the school of nursing and midwifery at Sheffield University; Shirley Cox, assistant director of social work for NCH Action for Children Cymru; John Lewis, a solicitor and chair of the Vale of Clwyd Cancer Trust; and Trefor Jones, a businessman and former non-executive director of Glan Clwyd trust.

Colin Blackler has become general manager of Bosworth primary care group. He was formerly director of primary care and corporate services at Leicestershire health authority.

A West Yorkshire trust has appointed two job sharers to a board post. Philomena Corrigan and Anthony Palmer will share the post of chief nurse at Calderdale Healthcare trust in Halifax. They have job- shared the post of deputy nurse director at Doncaster Royal Infirmary and Montague Hospital trust since last year.

NHS Supplies has appointed Dr Andy Davey as its first environmental supply policy manager, to help 'green' the NHS supply chain.

Henry Dunphy, former chair of Leicestershire Ambulance Service trust, is acting chair of the new East Midlands Ambulance Service trust. Two non-executive appointments have also been made to the new organisation - Rosemary Whitehouse, a former non-executive director of Derbyshire Ambulance Service trust, and Mukesh Panchal, formerly vice-chair of Nottinghamshire Ambulance Service trust.