WORKFORCE: The NHS Commissioning Board local area team for Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear has appointed a nursing and medical director.

The medical director is Dr Mike Prentice - a GP and previously NHS South of Tyne and Wear PCT Cluster medical director.

The director of nursing and quality is Moira Angel, previously NHS Cumbria’s associate director of nursing.

The board is yet to appoint an overall director to this LAT.