Published: 10/03/2005, Volume II5, No. 5946 Page 36

Claire Jeffrey has taken up post as director of corporate services at Central Cornwall primary care trust. She joins from South Hams and West Devon PCT. Claire began her NHS career as a physiotherapist in 1983.

Rebecca Burke-Sharples has been appointed chief executive of St Helens primary care trust. Rebecca is a former paediatric intensive care nurse and is currently director of service development and executive nurse at Royal Liverpool Children's trust. She was also a member of the Bristol inquiry panel.

Philip Brown has been named interim chief executive of NHSU. He joins from North West London workforce development confederation, where he was chief executive, and is a former Hillingdon Hospital trust chief executive.

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