Published: 10/02/2005, Volume II5, No. 5942 Page 38

Brian James has been appointed chief executive of Rotherham General Hospitals trust.

He was previously director of strategic planning, operational services and IT at South Yorkshire strategic health authority.

Worthing and Southlands Hospitals trust has appointed Stephen Cass as chief executive. He had held the post of director of finance and performance at the trust since 1999.

Des Chow has been named head of patient and public involvement at South Manchester University Hospitals trust. Des was previously Greater Manchester Ambulance Service trust equality, diversity and patient advice and liaison manager.

Send details of senior appointments to andrew.snowball@emap. com