We are delighted to announce that Dr Avi Bhatia has been appointed as Chair of the new Derby and Derbyshire CCG. The appointment follows a request for expressions of interest from all GPs in Derbyshire and a formal assessment and interview process.
Avi has served as Chair of Erewash CCG and more recently as Chair of the Place Board and Chair of the Clinical & Professional Reference Group. Avi brings significant clinical and organisational leadership experience to the emerging organisation. This is a significant development in the creation of that new CCG and Avi will spend time in the coming weeks and months meeting with CCG staff, members and other partners and stakeholders.
Avi’s appointment also paves the way for the appointment of other Governing Body clinical and lay members, and information about the recruitment process for these posts will follow in due course. Evidently the four current CCGs will continue to operate until 31 March 2019, and the current Chairs will continue in post until then.