Chief Officer being recruited

NHS Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group is recruiting a Chief Officer. The ad is on NHS jobs .

Following a productive and successful tenure, our current Accountable Officer has moved on. As a result, we are now starting the process to identify and appoint the individual who will play a key role in leading Norwich’s continued
success in what will be a challenging but rewarding time ahead.

This executive leadership post is responsible for ensuring the interests of our patients and communities are at the centre of the CCG’s decisions, and that voices of our 22 member practices are heard.

Norwich CCG has made real progress in improving care for patients:

It’s YourNorwich programme is developing and integrating patient care. Already it has introduced:

  • A virtual ward
  • Community IV service
  • Sleep service for families of disabled children
  • Enhanced care home support by GPs
  • A database to promote care offered by local voluntary groups
  • A support service led by Age UK

The Healthy Norwich programme has just awarded more than £85,000 in grants to 23 local organisations to run prevention and improvement schemes to local areas.

In the face of unprecedented pressures on urgent care and hospital services, the CCG has led and collaborated resilience measures to improve care for patients and invests more in mental health than many other areas of England.

Dr Chris Price, Chair of NHS Norwich CCG Governing Body, said: “We are proud of what we have achieved for our patients, on behalf of our Member Practices so far.

“The CCG is now looking for a dynamic and inspiring leader with the gravitas to unite colleagues and stakeholders across the local health economy. In doing so, they will build on the strong foundations already made by the CCG and help to deliver the fundamental transformation required to ensure our population continues to receive outstanding care and services, whilst maintaining value for money.”

Interviews will be held in early August 2015.

Governing Body

Future Governing Body meetings in public  

  • Tuesday 23 May 2017 2pm-5pm Westwick Room, City Hall
  • Tuesday 25 July 2017 2pm-5pm Mancroft Room, City Hall
  • Tuesday 26 September 2017 Mancroft Room, City Hall
  • Tuesday 28 November 2017 Mancroft Room, City Hall

Questions from the public should be emailed in advance to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Governing Body is led by local doctors, nurses and lay members:

  • Tracy Williams, Chair (Queen's Nurse) 
  • Dr Chris Dent (GP)
  • Dr Victoria Stanley (GP)
  • Dr Jeanine Smirl (GP)
  • Dr Andy Douglass (GP)
  • John Isherwood (Practice Manager)
  • Pam Fenner (Registered Nurse member) 
  • Paul Fisher (Lay member, Governance)
  • Irene MacDonald (Lay member, Engagement)
  • Dr Neil Ashford (Secondary Care Doctor)
  • Rob Bennett (Lay member)
  • Jo Smithson (Chief Officer)
  • John Ingham (Chief Finance Officer)

The following three senior officers of the CCG attend Governing Body but are not entitled to vote:                         

  • Nikki Cocks  (Director of Operations and Delivery)
  • Karen Watts (Director of Quality, Chief Nurse)
  • James Elliott (Director of Clinical Transformation)

NHS Norwich CCG Register of Interests October 2016