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The cluster is not a statutory organisation, all primary care trusts remain as individual statutory organisations and retain their statutory powers and obligations but will work together as a 'cluster' under a single chief executive and management team.
Clusters will support the development of the National Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning Groups. We will continue to work closely with local authorities in developing the new Health and Wellbeing Boards and ensure that statutory primary care trusts are in the best position to maintain delivery of day-to-day NHS business.
NHS Bristol chief executive, Deborah Evans, has been appointed as chief executive for the BNSSG cluster. The chief executive is accountable for quality, finance, performance and the development of commissioning functions across the whole cluster area, supported by a single executive team. These directors will continue to be employed by their current organisations.
The name and branding of current primary care trusts will not change due to legal and governance purposes, with the exception of when a communication is from the CEO and covers all three PCTS.
Existing PCT Boards will continue to have a key role in delivering their statutory business, decision making and accountability, supported by the single executive team in the cluster.
The Board usually meets on the last Wednesday of every month to monitor and discuss strategic issues, performance against commissioning plans, contract management and operational issues. The meeting is held in public and members of the public are welcome to attend.
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South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is the local GP led executive group who will be responsible for making commissioning decisions for the population ofSouth Gloucestershirein the future.
Roger was brought up in the Fens, and following a university training in Bath practiced as a social worker in South Gloucestershire and Bristol for 15 years before joining the NHS in 1990. He was a director and chief executive of the first Bath Mental Health trust and later the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health NHS Partnership (AWP).
He left AWP in 2005, and following a range of consultancy work joined NHS South Gloucestershire in 2006. He was appointed as director of commissioning and organisational development in May 2011.
Andrew has been a GP principal in Keynsham for 20 years. During this time he has been involved in medical training and clinical leadership starting a decade ago with ‘localities’ and then primary care groups.
He became medical director of the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire PCT cluster in July 2011. Previously he was the professional executive committee chair of NHS South Gloucestershire for three following a four year secondment as an advisor to the Department of Health and The Health Foundation.
Andrew chaired the clinical reference group for the second wave NHS Treatment Centre procurement and also the rehabilitation working group for the Frenchay project designing expanded community provision in anticipation of a major hospital closure.
He has been an active contributor to national and regional leadership policy in preparation for the new GP commissioning groups.
Dr Chris Payne was a GP for seven years in Bristol followed by five years working with the NHS Executive on the Clinical Terms Project.
He undertook specialist public health training in Wales and joined Avon Health Authority in October 2000 as a public health consultant with lead responsibility for child health.
He became director of public health for South Gloucestershire PCT in July 2002, a post that became joint with the local authority in 2007. Chris has a particular interest in working with partners to develop a built environment and transport infrastructure that is sustainable and promotes health.
Jane has worked in the NHS for 26 years, starting as a planning manager for learning difficulty and mental health services, before moving to work in the acute sector.
Jane has undertaken a variety of roles within North Bristol NHS Trust from the commissioning of new capital schemes to the general management of support services, before being appointed as the general manager for the directorate of medicine responsible for the operational management of medical services across three acute hospital sites.
In 2002 Jane joined NHS South Gloucestershire and was responsible for setting up and managing community services before moving into the role of deputy chief executive in 2009.
Stephen qualified in 1975 and has been a GP principal in Hanham since 1981. In that time he has been active in service development and change most recently with primary medical care services to Eastwood Park and Leyhill prisons.
He was previously chairman of Avon Local Medical Committee and a non-executive director of Avon Health Authority.