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New team named to run GP services

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: October 18, 2012

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THE NEW team running GP services in Cornwall has been named in readiness to take full control from the primary care trust (PCT) next spring.

Two more directors have joined three of four non-executive directors at Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group (KCCG).

Joining managing director Joy Youart and chief finance officer Barbara Gregory in the executive is Natalie Jones, NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly's deputy director of professional practice and governance. Andrew Abbott has been appointed its director of operations.

The three non-executives are Maggie Scott, formerly nurse consultant in stroke for the PCT, who will be its nurse lead.

Chris Blong, a lay member who spent 30 years in the Armed Forces, is its governance and audit lead and vice-chairman.

Barbara Pendleton, the second lay member, is a veteran of community work as a facilitator with LINk Cornwall and will lead on patient and public involvement. KCCG will announce the final member – the secondary care lead – shortly.

All but one of its governing GPs have been appointed to lead the clinical decision-making, with the representative from the east to be decided through election.

The governing body of doctors is chaired by GP Colin Philip.

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