3. July 2012 14:28
The East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG has appointed its senior leadership team.
Graham Martin has been appointed as the CCG’s Chairman and Dr Dave Briggs as its Clinical Managing Director.
The CCG’s Board will be responsible for managing health services in Harborough, Rutland, Melton Mowbray and neighbouring towns.
The Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland PCT cluster is currently handing over responsibility and budgets to three local CCGs.
Mr Martin is the retired head of a management consultancy firm and a former non-executive director of Nottingham City Hospital NHS Trust.
Dr Briggs is a Melton GP who has been interim Managing Director for the new CCG.
Mr Martin commented: “I’m looking forward to leading the CCG and working alongside the Board to develop innovative practical ideas for healthcare across East Leicestershire and Rutland.”
Outlining the CCG’s priorities, Dr Briggs said: “We remain focused on improving care and health outcomes for patients with chronic conditions and we are putting a particular focus on improving services for patients with dementia and tackling long-term conditions including diabetes and lung conditions.”