As HSJ went to press, 26 of 47 posts running new PCTs across five SHAs have been filled by PCT chief executives.

As HSJ went to press, 26 of 47 posts running new PCTs across five SHAs have been filled by PCT chief executives.

South Central, South East Coast, and East of England named their appointments last week (see pages 10 and 11). This week, Yorkshire and the Humber announced it has filled five of nine posts running new PCTs, with four of those places going to local existing PCT chief executives Janet Soo-Chung, Christopher Long, Simon Morritt and Michael Potts.

Chris Outram, former chief executive of North Central London SHA, will run Leeds PCT. North West SHA has filled eight posts, but is yet to allocate and name them, and South West SHA is recruiting a pool of candidates via national recruitment, but would not say how many jobs had yet been filled.