Published: 17/03/2005, Volume II5, No. 5947 Page 34

Dr Peter Reader has been appointed associate medical director of Islington primary care trust. The GP will step up from his role of professional executive committee chair at Watford and Three Rivers PCT.

Sue Balmer will join East London and the City Mental Health trust as borough director for City and Hackney. She joins from the London Development Centre for Mental Health, where she was programme director and head of the prison health team for London.

John Rostill will chair NHS Employers' new 204-strong assembly. The Worcestershire Acute Hospitals trust chief executive will also be one of a 22-member policy board that will meet four to six times a year to steer the strategic direction of NHS Employers.

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