WORKFORCE: Northampton General Hospital Trust gas appointed three non-executive directors and a new director of workforce and transformation.

Cancer and palliative care nurse Liz Searle joined the trust on 1 January. She has developed palliative care courses and worked at both Macmillan and Sue Ryder Care.

She has been joined on the board by David Noble and Graham Kershaw who both have experience in finance and running private sector organisations.

Janine Brennan will join the trust in April 2013 as executive director of workforce and transformation from the Royal Berkshire Hospital Foundation Trust.