Changes to Governing Body

NHS North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has welcomed three new faces from GP practices to their Governing Body.

Dr Indira Kasibhatla, a GP at Albion Mount Medical Practice, Dewsbury and Julie Pieske, Advanced Nurse Practitioner at Mirfield Health Centre have both been appointed as practice representatives. Rachael Kilburn, a member of the Governing Body for six years stepped down from her role at the end of October.

Dr Oliver Hirst, has also been appointed as an Independent GP Advisor supporting the work of the primary care commissioning committee.

The Governing Body has re-appointed Dr David Kelly as Chair for a third term, following endorsement from member practices.

He said: “We thank Rachael for her valued input into the work of the CCG and wish her well for the future. We also welcome Indira, Julie and Oliver to their new roles with the CCG.”

Members of the Governing Body are responsible for ensuring that the CCG runs effectively, efficiently and economically, that decisions are made in an open and transparent way, and that the interests of patients and the public remain central to the goals of the organisation. The new members will be in post for three years.

The next public meeting in common for Greater Huddersfield and North Kirklees CCGs is on Wednesday 14 November, 10.30am-1.30pm at Textile Centre, Huddersfield.

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