§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
I have appointed Mr. Bryan Baker, the former deputy chairman of Tarmac plc, as chairman of West Midlands regional health authority with effect from 16 July.
Mr. Baker will succeed Sir Donald Wilson, who has been temporarily chairing the authority since January. Mr. Baker will carry forward the work begun by Sir Donald in implementing important management changes in the region.
Sir Donald will return to his former role as chairman of Mersey regional health authority. Professor Alasdair Breckenridge, the present Mersey chairman, will resume his role as the university member on the Mersey regional health authority board.