CCG leaders Dr Amanda Doyle and Dr Steve Kell have been elected co-chairs of the NHS Clinical Commissioners Leadership Group, an independent organisation established by the NAPC, the NHS Alliance and the NHS Confederation to represent CCGs.
They will direct the NHSCC’s work programme, ensuring that the organisation continues to be member-led and representative of CCGs on the ground.
Dr Amanda Doyle, chief clinical officer of NHS Blackpool CCG and a GP in Blackpool, said she was ‘delighted’ to take up the role.
She said: ‘As CCGs take up their full statutory responsibilities it is essential that we are able to provide a collective independent voice for our peers.’
Dr Steve Kell, chair of NHS Bassetlaw CCG and a GP in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, said: ‘As co-chairs of the organisation’s leadership group we are equally determined to ensure that the experience of the frontline is heard nationally.
‘We are committed to the success of NHSCC and helping lead the only membership organisation solely focused on ensuring the success of clinical commissioning.’
NAPC chair Dr Charles Alessi said: ‘This is an important step in the development of NHS Clinical Commissioners.
‘We are all committed to the on-going success of NHSCC and are pleased that as co-chairs of our leadership group, Steve and Amanda will ensure that the direct CCG experience and voice will guide the on-going development of this most important organisation.’