STRUCTURE: The chief executive of the north Essex primary care trust cluster has been named as a member of the NHS Future Forum, which will oversee the “listening exercise” on the NHS reforms.

Sheila Bremner is chief executive of north Essex PCT cluster, which includes NHS Mid Essex, NHS North East Essex and NHS West Essex. Joanna Killian the local council chief executive, has also be named as a member of the forum.

Sheila Bremner said in a statement: “I feel very privileged to be asked to serve on the Forum and very much look forward to providing a channel for local views. We have just completed a programme of public discussion sessions across north Essex and this is a great opportunity to ensure that local views influence national plans.

“There is enormous commitment and innovative thinking locally both within the NHS and from local people who have a very keen interest in our health service.”