Published: 14/04/2005, Volume II5, No. 5951 Page 38

Alex Johnstone has taken up post as director of finance at North Manchester primary care trust. He joins from Tower Hamlets PCT, where he was director of finance and business development for four years.

Marion Allen-Minney and Malcolm Mildren have been reappointed as non-executive directors at Northamptonshire Healthcare trust. Marion is a retired registered general nurse and nurse tutor with over 30 years' NHS experience, while Malcolm is a chartered accountant and Liberal Democrat councillor for Northampton county council.

Ashraf Patel has been appointed non-executive director at East Staffordshire primary care trust. Ashraf also owns and operates the Hoar Cross nursing home.

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