WORKFORCE: The chief executive of NHS Stoke on Trent has been appointed to the top position in the Staffordshire primary care trust cluster.

Current Stoke on Trent PCT boss Graham Urwin has been appointed chief executive of the cluster, which will bring together the management of NHS North Staffordshire, NHS South Staffordshire and NHS Stoke on Trent.

NHS West Midlands has appointed the chief executives who will head up the five management clusters, as regional health services continue to implement the government’s reform programme. 

The appointments will provide additional leadership, support and scrutiny for future decisions affecting local NHS services.