WORKFORCE: Tim Andrews has been announced as managing director of the Merseyside Commissioning Support Unit.

He is already in charge of the neighbouring Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral CSU.

The NHS Commissioning Board said: “The dual appointment will enable both CSUs to further develop and improve their service offers and maximise new opportunities for the benefit of customers.”

He is the second CSU leader to be put in charge of two organisations, after David Stout was appointed to lead the Hertfordshire and Essex CSUs.