WORKFORCE: The chief executive of the primary care trust has been given a new role in leading the developing of its provider arm.

Jo Chambers is to become the fulltime project director for the new NHS Community Trust which is in the process of being established.

In the new, fulltime role, Ms Chambers will work with the community trust’s interim chair Mike Ridley and a project board to continue getting plans in place to establish the new organisation.

Leigh Griffin, the chief executive of NHS Telford and Wrekin, will become responsible for commissioning, as acting chief executive officer for Shropshire County PCT as well as continuing in the CEO role for NHS Telford and Wrekin.

Both of these arrangements took place with immediate effect.