Published: 06/01/2005, Volume III, No. 5937 Page 34

Andrew Dillon has been appointed acting chief executive of the Health Development Agency.

Andrew is currently chief executive of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence. The HDA and NICE will merge at the end of March 2005.

Kent Ambulance trust has appointed Reverend David Jones as chaplain service coordinator. He takes over from Reverend Russell Thomson, who retired recently.

Hounslow primary care trust has appointed Barabara Reid and Sarah Cuthbert as nonexecutive directors. Tim Wetten and Jane Held have been named nonexecutive directors at Waveney PCT.

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