New clinical chair for the CCG

Dr Jason Broch has been appointed as the Clinical Chair of NHS Leeds CCG, taking over from Dr Gordon Sinclair, who retired at the end of June.

Dr Broch, from north Leeds, is a GP at Oakwood Lane Medical Practice and was previously Assistant Clinical Chair at the CCG. He was Chair of NHS Leeds North CCG from 2013 until it merged into the current CCG in 2018.

Speaking about his appointment, Dr Broch said: “I am very much looking forward to taking up the role at a time of great change and challenge for the NHS and general practice.

“The adaptability and flexibility demonstrated by practices and the CCG during the pressure and uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic has been remarkable. I hope to build on all that has been achieved under the leadership of Dr Sinclair as we move into the next phase.

“Tackling health inequalities has always been at the heart of our work and this will be even more important as we support individuals and communities to recover from the impact of Covid-19.  As a local GP, my aim is to make sure that the needs of our patients are reflected in everything we do across our local NHS to ensure that people receive the best quality of care, when and where they need it most.”

CCG Chief Executive Tim Ryley said: “I’m delighted to welcome Jason to the role of clinical chair. He brings with him a passion for primary care and for providing the people of Leeds with the best possible health outcomes.

“I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Gordon for his outstanding contribution as chair. As a founding member of clinical commissioning groups in the city, he has played a key role in an increasingly successful Leeds health and care system. On behalf of everyone at the CCG, I’d like to wish him a long and happy retirement.”