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CCG lay members appointed

Two lay members have been appointed to the governing body of NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group to provide an independent view on the CCG’s work and make sure that patients’ voices are heard.

Cedric Burton has been reappointed to the governing body for a further three years after first joining the CCG in 2015. Trevor Saunders has also been appointed for three years, and replaces Robert Temple, who has completed his term of office.

Mr Burton was a soldier for 34 years serving on operational deployments and in equipment acquisition, research, strategy development and organisational change.

More recently, he ran a national charity helping people to access appropriate health and welfare support. He currently holds a number of non-executive appointments in both the commercial and charitable sectors, is a chartered IT professional and Fellow of the British Computer Society.

Mr Burton said: “I am both delighted and honoured to be re-appointed to the CCG’s governing body. I am looking forward to continuing to work with our dedicated management team to improve health outcomes for all of the people of Great Yarmouth and Waveney, and in particular to help deliver, sustainable, quality and equitable primary care across the CCG area.”

Mr Saunders has a background in managing community events and has also been an area development manager with the Post Office. He has extensive experience in the voluntary sector, working with parish councils, youth clubs, Active Norfolk, Great Yarmouth Dementia Action Alliance and as vice chair of Great Yarmouth Older People’s Network.

Mr Saunders has also been a member of the East Norfolk Medical Practice Patient Participation Group for five years, through which he has developed many successful patient-focused initiatives.

“I am delighted to be offered this position and look forward to the challenges that lay ahead,” said Mr Saunders, who is director of Mandalay Wellbeing Community Interest Company.

Dr Liam Stevens, interim CCG chair, said: “We would like to pass our thanks to Robert for his input while at the CCG and wish him all the best for the future.

“On behalf of the governing body, I would also like to congratulate Cedric on his reappointment for a second term, while also welcoming Trevor to the CCG. They bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience which will bring huge benefits to our patients, and we look forward to working closely with them to further improve local health services in the future.”

published on 23/04/2018

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