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An NHS England director has been appointed to the first managing director post of an “accountable care system”.

Wendy Saviour, currently director of commissioning operations for the North Midlands, will take up the role for the Nottinghamshire ACS – one of eight areas chosen to develop the model.

It will mean the area has no NHS England director of commissioning operations – the lead local area director – responsible for it. Instead, Ms Saviour will be responsible for NHS England oversight and assurance while sitting within the ACS. Her substantive employment will remain with NHS England.

It is a similar arrangement to that in the Greater Manchester devolution area, where director Jon Rouse is employed by NHS England, and that being developed in Surrey Heartlands. Nottinghamshire county council deputy chief executive David Pearson will remain the sustainability and transformation partnership lead, working with Ms Saviour.