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The search is on for new health leaders

Norfolk and Waveney will have a new NHS Clinical Commissioning Group from 1 April - and the search is on for talented people to join its Governing Body. The new CCG needs to appoint four ‘lay members’ plus a Registered Nurse and a Secondary Care Doctor, to oversee its work. Advertisements have gone live on the NHS Jobs website, closing on January 31st

The Chief Officer, Melanie Craig, said: “We are looking for people with a passion for the NHS and public service, as well as the insight and expertise to help lead us in the years ahead.” There are currently five CCGs in Norfolk and Waveney. Last autumn they voted to merge and form one, united and focussed CCG called “NHS Norfolk and Waveney”.

A Governing Body is the equivalent of a “Board of Directors” - the members meet regularly to approve major decisions and oversee the work of the CCG - and the lay members are there to provide outside expertise and scrutiny.

The ‘lay’ roles cover patient and public involvement, primary care, finance and performance, and financial management and audit. The CCG is also looking for an experienced Registered Nurse and Secondary Care Doctor, who would bring added clinical expertise to the Governing Body.

Already, the new CCG has five local doctors and nurses elected to serve as ‘clinical leaders’. They were voted for by the GP Practices in Norfolk and Waveney. They are:


Dr Hilary Byrne - elected by GP practices in South Norfolk

Dr Anoop Dhesi - elected by GP practices in North Norfolk

Dr Clare Hambling - elected by GP practices in West Norfolk

Dr Ardyn Ross - elected by GP practices in Great Yarmouth and Waveney

Tracy Williams, Queen’s Nurse - elected by GP practices in Norwich


The Governing Body roles are advertised here:

Patient and public involvement -

Finance & Performance -

Primary Care -


Financial Management and Audit -

Registered Nurse -

Secondary Care Doctor -


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