New chairman for health authority

A CHAIRMAN has today been appointed for the East of England's new super-size health authority.Keith Pearson, who is currently chairman of the Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Strategic Health Authority, will steer the new organisation.

A CHAIRMAN has today been appointed for the East of England's new super-size health authority.

Keith Pearson, who is currently chairman of the Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Strategic Health Authority (SHA), will steer the new organisation.

The authority will be a merger of SHAs in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire and is expected to be up and running by the end of the summer.

Mr Pearson lives in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. He has held previously been a chairman for health trusts in Somerset and worked for health organisations in Asia.