Three of NHS North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) senior leaders will join the organisation’s Governing Body.
The appointments strengthen the clinical and primary care leadership in the decision-making part of the organisation.
The three leaders who take on the additional responsibility bring experience and insight from across a range of organisations.
Dr Gareth Coakley, Chief Clinical Information Officer:
“With roles in North West Ambulance Service, NHS England, Longtown Medical Practice, CHOC and BASICs North West I bring a unique perspective and awareness of the wider health economy to the Governing Body.”
Dr Helen Horton, GP Lead for Commissioning and Clinical Lead for Health Pathways:
“With my Pathways work, I have a good overview of what is happening in the system, which I hope will help with working with the Governing Body.”
Ed Tallis, Director of Primary Care
“I bring a career in healthcare, with wide experience in primary, secondary, private and charitable sectors, as well as many years as a clinician.”
All are part of the CCG’s current senior leadership team.
Jon Rush, chair of the CCG, said: “They each bring particular skills and experience that will help our focus on improving services and connectivity to our community through our ‘clinically-led and managerially-enabled’ organisation.”