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New GP lead looks to closer working with a strong local voice

A Lichfield GP has become the new leader of NHS commissioners serving Lichfield, Tamworth, Burntwood and Seisdon Peninsula.

Dr Shammy Noor has taken on the role as the Chair of South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG following the retirement of Dr John James in December.

The change takes place as Staffordshire’s six* CCGs are beginning to work more closely together with a joint leadership team while still retaining their own identities to allow key decision to be taken locally.

Dr Noor said: “I am delighted to announce that I will be succeeding Dr James as the clinical leader of the CCG.

“Plans to bring together the commissioning power of all Staffordshire CCGs will give us much greater leverage to effect changes for the greater good of Staffordshire.

“Nevertheless it is essential that we do not lose the local voice. The residents of our CCG and the GPs in our local practices have, and will always have, far greater insight into needs of our patients than anyone else. I will endeavour to ensure that there is good balance between local delegated powers and central commissioning might.”

Dr Noor has been a GP for almost 10 years, and worked in South Derbyshire before moving to Lichfield three years ago.

He chaired the CCG’s locality GP board for Lichfield and Burntwood and was the CCG’s respiratory clinical lead. In this role he helped develop a number of local respiratory services and presented some of his work at the Primary Care Respiratory Society national conference. He also trains new GPs.

He is a strong believer is collaboration and said: “I am passionate about starting the process of breaking down barriers between our local organisations.

“Patients see the NHS as a single entity, but their very real experiences are that many different parts of the NHS seem alien to one another. These organisational boundaries are where much of the inefficiency in our system occurs, and frustrates clinicians and patients.

“We need to soften these boundaries and in doing so we will help to make the patient journey easier and increase job satisfaction for our clinicians.”

Dr Noor takes over from Dr James who has been at the helm of the CCG since 2011. Dr James played a key role in not only leading the organisation through authorisation but also in strengthening GP engagement and the establishment of Membership Boards to ensure the clinical voice was at the heart of the CCG’s decision making process.

As Chair of the CCG, Dr John James was a strong advocate of developing local services for local people and was committed to strengthening engagement with patients and the public in the area. He was a core member of the CCG’s Patient Council and was always the first to champion the views of local people.

Dr James, who has taken on the role of Medical Director for the Staffordshire Sustainability Transformation Partnership, said:

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working with the CCG and am leaving behind a great group of clinicians and staff who are working hard to improve services for local people.  Personally, I am looking forward to the opportunity to influence change across the whole of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent so that we can create a NHS that is fit for the future.

“This is a really exciting time for the six CCGs in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent and a great opportunity for them to work more closely together. I wish Dr Noor every success in his new role and look forward to working with him in the future.”

Dr Noor added: “I would like to express my most sincere personal thanks to John for his mentorship and development and thank him for the dedicated service that he provided to the CCG over the last few years.”

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