Two nurses have been appointed to senior commissioning roles in Yorkshire, it has been announced.
The former primary care trust nurse managers have been made “accountable officers” for two new clinical commissioning groups in Leeds.
Philomena Corrigan, formerly director of commissioning and nursing for Leeds PCT, has been named chief officer designate of the NHS Leeds West CCG.
She has previously worked as a nurse in hospital, in research and education, and has been a director of nursing in an acute trust.
Meanwhile, Nigel Gray has been made chief officer designate for NHS Leeds North CCG.
He qualified as a nurse in 1985 and has since worked as a professional manager and in provider and commissioner organisations.
He was previously deputy director of commissioning and nursing with NHS Airedale, Bradford and Leeds.
CCGs will formerly take over responsibility for procuring NHS services from PCTs in April next year. PCTs and strategic health authorities are due to disappear from that date.
There have been fears that many senior nurses, with key insights on nursing and patient safety, were being lost during the transfer.