CCGs to share chief officer

Published: 30 Oct 2017 By Joe Gammie

Greater Huddersfield CCG’s chief officer Carol McKenna will take on the same role at North Kirklees CCG from Wednesday.

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Richard Parry, who was seconded as chief officer to North Kirklees CCG, will return to his post as strategic director for adults and health at Kirklees Council.

In a joint statement today, the CCGs said the appointment had been approved by NHS England.

The organisations insisted it was not a move towards a merger and stressed that both CCGs will remain separate statutory organisations.

The statement added: “Staffing arrangements will be reviewed to ensure that there is appropriate expertise and capacity across the two organisations as a result of this change.”

Greater Huddersfield CCG chair Steve Ollerton said: “The two CCGs have been working together since they were established and already jointly commission a range of services and share a number of staff.

“The appointment of a single chief officer is the next logical step on this journey.”

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