Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is delighted to announce the results of its 2014 Governing Body elections.
GPs, practice nurses and practice managers from across Camden voted to appoint the nine elected members, helping to ensure that the people that deal with the day-to-day health care needs of the people of Camden play a key role in decision making. The elected representatives will sit on the Camden CCG Governing Body for the next three years.
Dr Caz Sayer has been re-elected as Camden CCG Chair. Dr Sayer has been a GP for more than 27 years and is GP Principal at Adelaide Medical Centre in Hampstead.
Setting out Camden CCG’s strategic intentions for the next five years, Dr Sayer emphasised the importance of breaking down barriers across organisations and of working collaboratively to ensure that the patient is placed at the heart of commissioning decisions. The CCG is focusing on moving towards a more integrated care model. This will ensure that the whole care package for a patient is reviewed and co-ordinated, leading to better health outcomes and prevention as well as helping to reduce patient anxiety where possible.
Speaking after the election, Dr Caz Sayer said:
“I am honoured and delighted to have been re-elected as chair of Camden CCG. As a resident, patient and a GP in Camden, I see my role as Chair as an opportunity both to improve the quality of local services and to reduce health inequalities in the borough. Through clinically led commissioning and by working in closer partnerships across the health and social care systems, we can achieve this vision.
“Over the next three years and beyond, Camden CCG will continue to strive to improve the overall health and wellbeing of the local people through the delivery of high quality, compassionate services and support and I am excited to be on this journey of change and development across the Camden borough”
The nine elected members of the Camden CCG Governing Body are:
- Dr Martin Abbas
- Dr Denise Bavin
- Dr Neel Gupta
- Dr Ammara Hughes
- Dr Jonathan Levy
- Dr Lance Saker
- Dr Caz Sayer
Practice Manager representative:
- Pat Elliott
Practice Nurse representative:
- Joanne Wickens
Camden CCG has also successfully appointed Dr Matthew Clark to the role of secondary care clinician on the Governing Body, replacing Dr Kevin Stewart. Matthew will help to build working relationships between the CCG and its secondary care providers.