David Evans has been appointed as joint accountable officer for Shropshire’s two clinical commissioning groups.
He is currently accountable officer for Telford & Wrekin CCG and will start the newly created joint title in helping take them forward to becoming a single commissioning organisation.
He will oversee Shropshire CCG and Telford & Wrekin CCG and then lead the single strategic commissioning organisation.
Evans originally trained as a nurse before moving into management where he has held a number of roles including programme director at Worcester Royal Hospital Trust for the Kidderminster Treatment Centre.
Since the inception of Telford CCG in 2013, David has been its accountable officer during which time he also served as joint AO for both the County’s CCGs to support Shropshire CCG for a six month transition period.
Commenting on the new role and what it means, he said: “The move from two CCGs across the County to a single commissioning organisation are part of changes we are seeing in the NHS to streamline its work and reduce duplication.”
Adding: “I am looking forward to leading on the creation of a new organisation that will benefit the health and wellbeing of the population of Shropshire and working more collaboratively with our partners in health and social care. Already I know many of the staff across the two organisations and I am excited to be working with our dedicated and experienced teams to help develop the new organisation.”
Both chairs of the respective CCG’s publicly welcomed Evans to the role.