STRUCTURE: NHS East Surrey CCG - which has said it will be known locally as ESyDoc - has appointed Elaine Jackson, who has been a patient lay member on its board, as interim chief officer.

Chief officer is the term being used for CCG accountable officers when they are not clinicians. Ms Jackson has been a patient member on the group, which has been an active practice based commissioning group for several years.

Under government regulations ESyDoc has had to rename itself NHS East Surrey CCG. However it has said on its website that, “locally we will continue to be referred to as ESyDoc”.