Margret Price is the new chair of Dyfed Powys health authority. A partner in the research company Dean Associates, Ms Price was previously chair of Portsmouth Health Care trust.

Stuart Bell is the new chief executive of Lewisham & Guy's Mental Health trust. For the past 18 months he has been chief executive of Thameslink trust and project manager for the reconfiguration of Lambeth, Southwark & Lewisham health authority's community and mental health trusts.

The recently established Leeds Teaching Hospitals trust has appointed Neil Chapman as finance director. Mr Chapman was previously finance director of St James's and Seacroft University Hospitals trust, which merged with United Leeds Teaching Hospitals trust to form the new trust. The trust has also appointed former consultant physician and service commissioning director at Leeds health authority Hugo Mascie-Taylor as medical director and Maureen Naughton as chief nurse. Ms Naughton was most recently chief nurse at Northern General Hospital trust.

Former journalist and publishing director Elizabeth Sayers has been appointed chair of Mid-Anglia Community Health trust. She has been a non- executive director of the trust for the past 18 months and acting chair for seven.

Mary Williams and Elizabeth Luke join Rhondda Healthcare trust and North Wales health authority respectively as non-executive directors. Ms Williams is a child protection consultant and Rhondda Cynon Taff councillor; Ms Luke is a former medical school administrator.

The Royal College of Nursing has appointed Deborah Rozansky as corporate affairs director. She comes to the RCN from the US, where she most recently established a new department to improve the health of women in Ohio Department of Health.

Val Gooding, managing director BUPA's UK operations, has been made chief executive designate of the private healthcare company and will assume full responsibility from August, when Peter Jacobs retires.

Southern Derbyshire Acute Hospitals trust has a new chief executive. Julie Acred joins from Northern Devon Healthcare trust, where she is currently chief executive. She takes up her new post in early September.

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