My role as Chief Officer is to ensure that the CCG functions effectively, efficiently and economically with the aims of improving the safety and quality of services provided for patients, the health of the local population and the delivery of value for money.
I also ensure that the working arrangements of the CCG reflect good practice, as identified through organisations such as the National Audit Office and NHS England. This includes complying with duties in relation to the delivery of accounts, audit and the provision of information to NHS England.
Another part of my role is to ensure that the CCG conduct themselves in an environment that is well governed and that they make prudent decisions in an open and transparent way, through collaborative working with the public and partners in the health and social care system. By doing this, secure continuous improvements in service quality and outcomes.