WORKFORCE: Nicky O’Connor, programme director in the North of England SHA Cluster provider development team, has been appointed to the role of portfolio director in the NHS Trust Development Authority.

The trust development authority wiill take on several Department of Health and strategic health authority functions related to developing trusts. Yasmin Chaudhry, currently County Durham and Darlington PCT chief executive, has previously been appointed as interim director of delivery and development for the North.