Jayne Oldfield has been appointed clinical audit co-ordinator at Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield. She formerly worked at the city's Northern General Hospital trust.

Tony Nelson has been appointed senior nurse manager at a new mental healthcare facility for St Andrew's Hospital group in Basildon. He is currently acute mental health services manager at Warley Hospital in Brentwood.

Philip Champ has been reappointed as chair of Rampton Hospital Authority, a post he has held since 1996. Sheridan Minshull has been reappointed a non-executive director. The hospital authority also has two new non- executive directors - Catherine Staite, director of North Humberside Mind, and Jill Packman, who also has a voluntary sector background.

Northampton Community Healthcare trust will have a new chair in November. She is Hilary Buckingham, a non-executive director of Rockingham Forest trust.

Essex Rivers Healthcare trust has two new non-executive directors - Michael Bailey, a former local government officer, and Helen Parr, principal and chief executive of Colchester Institute.

Professor Sir Netar Mallick will replace Sir Christopher Paine as medical director of the Advisory Committee on Distinction Awards.