WORKFORCE: A spinal expert from The James Cook University Hospital has been appointed to the NHS Commissioning Board as the national clinical director for spinal disorders.

Professor Charles Greenough, clinical director of spinal injuries at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, was given the post by NHS England medical director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh.

Professor Greenough said: “I’m very excited to be taking on this role. I can see a huge amount of things that can be done and I really hope it’s going to improve things for patients.”