New Accountable Officer Appointed for NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group

28 February 2019 11:26am

NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is delighted to announce the appointment of David Stout as the new Interim Accountable Officer.

This key role will lead the CCG as it prepares to develop more collaborative working across the Shropshire health and social care system over the next 12 months.

David takes over the reins as Interim Accountable Officer on Monday, 1 April, following the retirement of the current Accountable Officer Dr Simon Freeman.

David has worked in the NHS for 35 years across commissioning and provider roles at both local and national levels. During his career he has been the Deputy Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation as well as the Managing Director of the Central Eastern Commissioning Support Unit.

Currently, he is Director of Transformation at Richmond & Kingston CCGs following roles as Transformation Director for Cumbria CCG and working with the STP in North Central London.

David said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to take on the Accountable Officer role at Shropshire CCG to help steer the organisation through significant changes in the health and social care system over the next year. I look forward to working with our staff, partners, and the public in Shropshire at this important time for the NHS.”

Dr Julian Povey, Chair of Shropshire CCG, said: “David will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge and we are excited to move into this next chapter for the organisation under his leadership. We have achieved a lot in Shropshire to improve care for our patients, but there is still a lot of work to do.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to say goodbye and thank you to Dr Simon Freeman, who retires at the end of March. Simon has been instrumental in navigating Shropshire CCG through a challenging period and we wish him well for the future.”