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.

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 […]

Going back to where it all started

Thirty two years to the day when I first stepped out into nursing I was back retracing my steps and learning new skills but before I tell you more about that I thought I’d give you a quick snapshot of what I’ve been up to in the last fortnight…has it really only been two weeks […]

Time flies by

When I first started writing this blog I thought the last few weeks have been quieter than usual and then it dawned on me that this wasn’t the case. Maybe I’ve improved my own efficiency or I’m that busy now that the weeks fly by. This past few weeks has seen me get involved in […]