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New NHSCC co-chair announced


22 February 2016

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Dr Graham Jackson, clinical chair of Aylesbury Vale CCG has been elected the new co-chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC).

He will join Dr Amanda Doyle, chief clinical officer of Blackpool CCG, as co-chair of NHSCC after Dr Steve Kell announced in January that he is stepping down.

Dr Graham Jackson, clinical chair of Aylesbury Vale CCG has been elected the new co-chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC).

He will join Dr Amanda Doyle, chief clinical officer of Blackpool CCG, as co-chair of NHSCC after Dr Steve Kell announced in January that he is stepping down.

In response, Julie Wood, chief executive of NHSCC, said: “As an experienced clinical leader Graham (pictured) has already provided invaluable contributions to NHSCC as a board member and I welcome his appointment as co-chair.”

Jackson was a GP partner at Whitehill Surgery in 1991, and has been an LMC (Local Medical Committee) member since 1995. He has also been a hospital practitioner in psychiatry, chaired neurolink (a national board of mental health experts providing educational material), and has been managing director of Bucks Urgent Care.

He said it was an honour to be appointed and that he strongly believes “in the difference that clinically-led commissioning can and is making for our patients and local populations, and know first-hand how important it is that CCGs are given the right environment to work in if we are to make the most of the opportunities that it offers.

“NHSCC has already achieved a lot to ensure this, and I look forward to working with Amanda, the rest of the board, and the team, to continue with this work and make sure our member’s voices are heard,” he added.

Kell’s last day is 31 March – Jackson will take over the co-chair role the following day on 1 April.

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