WORKFORCE: Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust chief executive Mike Shewan has been seconded to become director of provider development for the North of England.

National director for provider development Ian Dalton, who was previously also NHS North of England chief executive, is increasingly working as director of operations at the NHS Commissioning Board.

Provider development involves developing NHS trusts to become foundations, overseeing changes in community services, and performance and finance in NHS trusts. It currently sits with the SHA Cluster, but will move to the NHS Trust Development Authority, which will have three or four regional divisions.

Kathryn Blackshaw, who was previously at NHS Derby City, is acting chief executive at the Derbyshire trust.