Appointment of Clare Watson to single Accountable Officer for Cheshire

The four clinical commissioning groups in Cheshire NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG, NHS South Cheshire CCG, NHS Vale Royal CCG, and NHS West Cheshire CCG are pleased to announce the appointment of Clare Watson to the role of Accountable Officer across the four CCGs. Since September 2017 Clare has held the role of interim Accountable Officer at NHS South Cheshire and Vale Royal CCGs, arriving in Cheshire from NHS Tameside and Glossop CCG where she was Director of Strategic Commissioning. It is anticipated that Clare will take up her new position in January 2019. She will be tasked with progressing the work undertaken so far in realising the CCGs’ stated intent of formally merging from April 2020.