WORKFORCE: Chris Willis has returned as chief executive of the NHS Tees PCT Cluster.

She had been on secondment to help establish the NHS North of England SHA Cluster. North of England board minutes say: “Mrs Willis would shortly be leaving the SHA cluster to return to her substantive post as chief executive of the Tees PCT cluster. The Board thanked Mrs Willis for her contribution to the establishment of the SHA cluster and wished her well in her substantive role.”

Stephen Childs, who had been interim chief executive at Tees, has been appointed interim director of the emerging North-East wide commissioning support service.