Published: 24/02/2005, Volume II5, No. 5944 Page 38

Felicity Owen has been appointed director of public health at Central Cornwall primary care trust.

She comes from South West London strategic health authority where she was a public health specialist.

Felicity began her NHS career as a nurse 30 years ago.

Wendy Balmain has joined County Durham and Tees Valley strategic health authority as an adviser on criminal justice and substance misuse. She was previously a probation officer in the County Durham area.

Airedale trust chief executive Bob Allen is retiring from his post after 15 years and 40 years in the NHS.

Bob is currently on secondment to the Department of Health, where he is setting up the Health and Social Service Information Centre.

He will continue there until August.

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