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Chief executive of controversial SHA steps down

By Steve Nowottny

The chief executive of NHS Yorkshire and the Humber is to step down, it was announced today.

Margaret Edwards, formerly Director General of Access at the Department of Health, was appointed to the role when the SHA was formed in 2006.

A spokesperson for NHS Yorkshire and Humber confirmed that Ms Edwards would be stepping down and said a full statement would be released later this morning.

Earlier this week NHS Yorkshire and Humber became the first SHA in the country to release a final report on how it would implement Lord Darzi's NHS Next Stage Review. Its report included plans to pilot specialist ‘children's GPs', increased skill-mix and a wider rollout of urgent care centres.

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