Dr David Kelly set to retire as CCG Chair

Dr David Kelly has announced his intention to retire from the role of chair of the governing body of NHS North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in April 2020.

David has chaired the Governing Body since NHS North Kirklees CCG was first established back in April 2013. During that time, he has been responsible for the clinical leadership of the CCG and has helped shape the future direction of health and social care in North Kirklees.  In particular, David played a key role in supporting significant changes to local hospital services and has been instrumental in improving GP services in North Kirklees.  He has also championed our successful public engagement approach and hosts our quarterly public events.

Dr Kelly said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as chair over the past few years but feel the time is now right both within the organisation and also from a personal perspective for a successor to now come forward.”

Carol McKenna, CCG Chief Officer said: “As one of the founding members of the CCG, David has made a huge contribution to its success.  This has been a very interesting and often challenging time for the NHS and throughout David has worked with us to deliver our ambitions of high quality care and sustainable local services.  I would like to thank him for his significant contribution and on behalf of all our staff and Governing Body, wish him well for the future.”

While David will be stepping down from his role with the CCG next year, he will continue to work as a GP at Brookroyd Surgery in Heckmondwike.

NHS North Kirklees CCG is currently in the process of recruiting to the role from amongst the GPs in the member practices and the CCG expects this process to conclude in November.

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