News

We want to ensure that you are kept up to date with the latest news, events and announcements from your local CCG. In this section you can find our latest media releases as well as events and campaign announcements.

Looking ahead with 2020 vision

Even though the general election is looming and with it a chance that national policy for the health service could change we still have a duty to prepare for the future. This is because transforming primary care will be a key cornerstone of the future of the NHS regardless of which political party is in […]

Value of patient experience

I’m sure like me you will have heard the oft repeated line ‘your feedback is important to us’ and no doubt like me you wonder whether this is a token gesture or a genuine commitment. As a commissioning organisation we have been grateful for the views and feedback of our patients. Your views and feedback […]

All hands to the pump

Now that Christmas and New Year is out of the way for many it may be a quieter period, but the same cannot be said for the NHS here in Leeds or indeed nationally. I’m sure you will all have seen the media headlines documenting the winter pressures being experienced by NHS trusts across the […]

Season of goodwill

As we approach Christmas there have been recent examples of generosity and goodwill that remind me of the importance of people working together and helping each other, the same is true of organisations. We are well aware of the various challenges that face us in health and social care. However in recent weeks I’ve been […]

Rebuilding the jigsaw

This month has seen me working with colleagues across the health system in Leeds, as well as our member practices, to look at how we can recombine commissioning budgets. This follows a period of fragmentation as a result of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and what, on the face of it, appears to […]

A period of relative calm

I feel that the past couple of weeks have been among the slightly quieter ones since I took on the role of Chief Executive for our CCG. No doubt a week away from the office for a break in Ireland has helped introduce a feeling of relative calm. Despite the apparent quieter period there’s still […]

How times have changed…

Recently my colleague Phil Corrigan, our CCG’s Chief Executive, talked about how she returned to her nursing roots 32 years to the day from when she first stepped into the profession. I had a similar experience recently and it made me realise how much things have changed since my first tentative steps into the world […]