WORKFORCE: Luton Clinical Commissioning Group has appointed former Newham CCG chief operating officer Carol Hill as accountable officer. 

Ms Hill, who has been director of strategic implementation and collaborative commissioning at Luton CCG since January 2013, succeeds Andrew Burgess, who has been interim accountable officer since April 2012.

Ms Hill began her NHS career as a hospital pharmacist before moving into general management and commissioning.

Most recently she was chief operating officer at Newham CCG.