WORKFORCE: Jane Hawkard has been confirmed as the Chief Officer (designate) of NHS East Riding of Yorkshire CCG.

She was previously Director of Strategy and Market Development for East Riding of Yorkshire PCT.

The title of chief officer is being used for the accountable officers of CCGs who are non-clinical. Appointments are “designate” until confirmed by the NHS Commissioning Board during the authorisation process.

The chair of the CCG remains GP, Dr Gina Palumbo.