Accountable Officer appointed by seven NHS clinical commissioning groups in north east London

Accountable Officer appointed by seven NHS clinical commissioning groups in north east London

The seven clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in north east London have today announced the appointment of Jane Milligan as the single Accountable Officer across NHS Waltham Forest, Newham, Tower Hamlets, City and Hackney, Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge CCGs.

Jane is currently the Chief Officer at Tower Hamlets CCG and Executive Lead for the North East London Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP).

The appointment is the result of the seven CCGs in north east London having chosen to work collectively to maximise health outcomes for local people.

The new arrangements will establish healthcare commissioning that is truly integrated around local people, putting their needs first and delivering the national expectations set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View.  This will harness the benefits of CCGs working together, and collaborating with other NHS organisations, local authorities and the voluntary sector.

Speaking on behalf of the seven CCGs, Dr Anwar Khan, Chair of NHS Waltham Forest CCG, said: "We are delighted to have made such a strong appointment to this important new role.

"Jane has the qualities needed to bring the work of the CCGs together to address the significant commissioning challenges that exist across north east London, and maximise the opportunities of the new commissioning arrangements, to ensure that local people receive high quality sustainable local healthcare services.

"All the chairs are very much looking forward to working with Jane to develop and embed the new arrangements and take forward our ambitious plans to meet the needs of local people.”

Commenting on her appointment, Jane said, "I am delighted to have been appointed as the single accountable officer for north east London. There are clearly challenging times ahead for our health and care system. However, this is an opportunity for us to work together to deliver high quality and sustainable services. I feel privileged to be in a position to build on the strong foundations within the system."