Published: 05/05/2005, Volume II5, No. 5954 Page 30

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Ambulance and Paramedic Service trust has appointed Will Hancock as chief executive. He was previously director of finance and facilities and acting chief executive at the trust.

Carol Baxter has been named head of equality and diversity at NHS Employers.

She was previously professor of nursing at Middlesex University.

Peter Huntley has been appointed director of Kent and Medway NHS pathology network. Peter spent 25 years in the Army before joining the NHS, first as a practice manager and later chief executive of Channel primary care group. He has recently been working with the Department of Health advising independent healthcare providers.

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