WORKFORCE: Bill Cunliffe, consultant surgeon and NHS North East planned care clinical innovation team lead, has been appointed senior responsible officer for the revalidation process in the North East.

It follows the appointment of professor Stephen Singleton as senior responsible officer for the NHS North of England cluster in October.

In a board paper, the cluster says: “With a year to go until revalidation goes live in late 2012, it is important to sustain momentum of implementation through strong leadership.”