Glasgow Royal Infirmary University trust medical director Bill Anderson (above) has taken over as the trust's acting chief executive. He replaces Nigel Clifford who has left to join Cable & Wireless.

Deputy chief executive of Southern Birmingham Community Health trust Rick Roberts becomes acting chief executive following the retirement of Bob Watson.

Jeff Jann has been appointed commercial services manager of Surrey Ambulance Service trust.

He was the service's chief of training and development.

Idris Williams is the first chair of Lancashire's new Morecambe Bay Hospitals trust. He was a non-executive director of Furness Hospitals trust in Cumbria.

Stanley Holmes has quit as chair of South Cumbria Community and Mental Health trust to take up the same post at the newly formed Bay Community trust.

Mancunian Community Health trust has appointed Fola Agbalaya, training officer at Salford's Tenant Participation and Advisory Service, as its new non-executive director.

Former chair of North Kent Healthcare trust Brigita Amey, becomes chair of Thames Gateway trust.

Mary Sennett has left Frimley Park Hospital trust, where she was a non-executive director, to become chair of Surrey Hampshire Borders trust.

The Scottish Health Advisory Service has made several appointments: Alison Blakeley, previously executive director of nursing at Pinderfields Hospitals trust, has joined as an adviser (services for older people);

Frances Smith becomes quality director, on secondment from Edinburgh Healthcare trust, where she was head of quality development; Margaret Whoriskey joins as an adviser (disability services) on secondment from Fife Healthcare trust, where she was clinical services director; and Lesley Pennie has been appointed acting adviser (mental health services) on secondment from Greater Glasgow Community and Mental Health Services trust.