WORKFORCE: NHS Airedale, Bradford and Leeds PCT cluster has appointed Linda Pollard as its new chair. 

Ms Pollard who has been the chair of NHS Leeds since March 2009, will take up the post from 3 October 2011.  She will be responsible for leading the cluster in supporting the development of the new commissioning system.

Commenting on her appointment, she said:  “There are many challenges that lie ahead but I am confident that by working closely with our partners we will develop a strong new NHS commissioning system that will benefit local people. 

“Together we will build on the good work we have already set in place under NHS Leeds and NHS Bradford and Airedale.”