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Further CCG resignations


21 August 2013

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A CCG chair has announced he will be stepping down later this year, joining at least three who have already left their posts. 
Dr Peter Rudge was chairman of Plymouth and West Devon, as part of Northern, Eastern and Western Devon CCG. 
He  announced on social media site Twitter that he currently “had no plans” but needed “to change [his] perspective”. 

A CCG chair has announced he will be stepping down later this year, joining at least three who have already left their posts. 
Dr Peter Rudge was chairman of Plymouth and West Devon, as part of Northern, Eastern and Western Devon CCG. 
He  announced on social media site Twitter that he currently “had no plans” but needed “to change [his] perspective”. 
Dr Rudge had been involved with clinical commissioning for many years, and is also the vice chair of Plymouth Health and Wellbeing board – a role he will also step down from. 
He said: "I leave behind a dedicated team and a CCG who are in good shape and are well placed to meet the challenges ahead.


"I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those dedicated individuals whom I have had the pleasure of working with – in the NHS, Local Authority, Public Health and Community and Voluntary Sector, and I wish you all well for the future.”
He has stated that he will continue to practice as a GP. 
Vice chair Dr Steve Harris will take over as chair from autumn temporarily, before local GPs vote for a permanent successor. 
Other CCG chairs who intend to leave their roles include regular The Commissioning Review contributor Dr Helen Tattersfield from Lewisham CCG, Dr Tony Banerjee from Hull CCG and Dr Raian Sheikh from Mansfield and Ashfield CCG. 

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