Heather Hauschild will be leaving NHS West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) at the end of July. I would like to let you know about our arrangements for replacing Heather as our Chief Officer and Accountable Officer.
The development of a future ICS means this is a timely opportunity to bring commissioning leadership together across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and as a result, our board has agreed that Maggie MacIsaac, who is also Chief Executive of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Partnership of CCGs and Southampton City CCG, will take up the role of our Accountable Officer.
NHS West Hampshire CCG will continue as an independent statutory organisation with our existing Executive team and Board. Local leadership arrangements will be worked through for the medium term and in the meantime our Deputy Chief Officer and Chief Finance Officer, Mike Fulford, will act as interim Managing Director, to ensure continuity and local co-ordination to support Maggie. It is envisaged that longer term arrangements will be put in place from September.
Maggie’s experience of leading the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Partnership of CCGs and her newer role with Southampton City CCG will be very valuable to us during the period ahead. This shared role between our organisation and the other 6 CCGs will strengthen our working relationships with commissioners across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight at a time when we explore ways to work at scale.