STRUCTURE: NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG has appointed a lay chair.

The chair is Annie Dolphin. She has previously worked in the Midlands, London, the South West and northern England during her career in HM Revenue and Customs.

Her roles have included operational, strategic and change management and she received the OBE in 2002 for her work on strategic change in the Inland Revenue.  She has been a non-executive director for NHS County Durham and Darlington, chairing the Professional Performance Panels and the Organisational Development and Innovation sub committees of the Board.

Previously the chair was GP Dr Joseph Chandy. The designate accountable officer is a GP, Stewart Findlay.