WORKFORCE: Phil Mettam has been confirmed as the chief officer (designate) of NHS Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group.

He was previously deputy chief executive at NHS Bassetlaw. The title of chief officer is being used for the accountable officers of CCGs who are non-clinical.

Appointments are “designate” until confirmed by the NHS Commissioning Board during the authorisation process.

Dr Steve Kell remains chair of the CCG.