Published: 19/08/2004, Volume II4, No. 5919 Page 29

Chief executive of West Hull primary care trust Dr Graham Rich is leaving to become chief executive of United Bristol Healthcare trust.He said: 'It represents an exciting new challenge as I have never directly managed acute hospitals before.'

Sally Hind, the chief executive of South Cambridgeshire primary care trust, has been appointed joint chief executive across both South Cambridgeshire and Cambridge City PCTs.

The new director of nursing for Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland Mental Health trust is Gary O'Hare.He was recently seconded to the Department of Health to work on initiatives about managing aggression therapeutically.

Diabetes UK has appointed Douglas Smallwood as its new chief executive.He joins from banking group HBOS, where he was managing director of corporate banking.He replaces Paul Streets, who left to join the Health Development Agency.

Diabetes UK employs about 180 staff working through four national and eight regional offices.

Barbara Stephens has been appointed to the chair of NHSU, which provides learning and development opportunities for those working in health and social care.Mrs Stephens is a higher education specialist with ethical recruitment consultancy KMC International. She has been interim chair since NHSU was launched as a special health authority last December.

Andrew Scarborough has been reappointed chair and Professor John Knibbs non-executive director of Northamptonshire Healthcare trust.

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