Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group is pleased to announce that Colin Thompson will commence the substantive role of Managing Director from 19 February 2018. Colin will take over from interim MD, Donna Derby, who has been in post since November 2017.
Colin’s career in healthcare spans a wide range of provider and commissioner-led organisations, giving him a unique degree of insight and experience and an inclusive leadership style that is focused on the delivery of quality care to patients.
As Accountable Officer for Luton Clinical Commissioning Group, Colin spent almost two years helping the CCG overcome significant operational and financial challenges. Prior to that he was Chief Operating Officer at Aylesbury Vale CCG, which he oversaw from pre-authorisation through to full assurance, playing a pivotal role in establishing the organisation across a range of areas including setting up clinical governance, risk management and contractual frameworks and establishing robust patient engagement processes.
Matthew Tait, Accountable Officer for the three Surrey Heartlands CCGs, said: “It is excellent news that Colin has agreed to join Surrey Downs. His arrival concludes a series of executive appointments to the joint leadership team, with MDs now in situ at all three CCGs. Colin has a keen interest in primary care development and organisational culture and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience that make him well placed to lead Surrey Downs as we move forward together.”
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Matthew Tait is joint Accountable Officer across the three Surrey Heartlands CCGs: Guildford & Waverley, North West Surrey and Surrey Downs.
Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group is responsible for commissioning healthcare for over 305,000 people living in Mole Valley, Epsom and Ewell, East Elmbridge, Dorking and surrounding areas. It is made up of 31 GP practices and buys healthcare from local hospitals, community services, social care, ambulance services, mental health care and many other services for local people.