Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group, the NHS organisation that buys healthcare for local people, has announced the appointment of Dr Russell Hills as the new Clinical Chair.
This follows the departure of Dr Claire Fuller, who has held the position since the CCG’s inception in 2013, and has now become Senior Responsible Officer for the Surrey Heartlands partnership.
Dr Hills is a GP and Partner at the Integrated Care Partnership, and practices at Fitznells Manor Surgery in Ewell. He has been a GP member of the CCG’s Governing Body since April 2015, where his responsibilities have included acting as GP lead for Equality and Diversity and being an active member of the Finance and Performance Committee and Remuneration and Nominations Committee.Dr Russell Hills took up his new post on 1 August 2017.
Commenting on Dr Hills’ appointment, Matthew Tait, Joint Accountable Officer for Surrey Downs, Guildford and Waverley and North West Surrey Clinical Commissioning Groups said: “I am delighted to welcome Russell Hills to the role of Clinical Chair. He has been a Governing Body member for over two years and during this time he has developed valuable insights into the CCG, making him well equipped to take on this new role.
“I would like to take this opportunity to pass on my personal thanks to Dr Claire Fuller for all her hard work and dedication over the past four years and we wish her all the very best in her new role at Surrey Heartlands.”
Commenting on his appointment Dr Hills added: “I am really pleased to take on this exciting role and feel sure my skills and experience gained as a member of the Governing Body will help propel the CCG forwards, continuing the good work Claire and her team have done to date in putting the patient at the heart of commissioning care. I look forward to getting to know CCG colleagues and local partners better over the next few weeks and forging new relationships across the Surrey Downs area in the near future.”
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