CCG appoints new Medical Director

4 December 2018 10:50am

NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has today announced that Dr Jessica Sokolov has been appointed as Medical Director. The appointment, a new post at NHS Shropshire CCG, was approved by the CCG Governing Body and Dr Ken Deacon, Medical Director at NHS England (North Midlands).

Dr Sokolov, 38, was the CCG’s Deputy Clinical Chair and Clinical Director for Women’s and Children and takes up her new position as Medical Director this week. In her new role she will be tasked with providing clinical advice to the CCG ensuring that quality is at the heart of everything.

Dr Sokolov has been a GP in Shropshire for many years and has significant clinical leadership experience. She has served on the CCG’s Governing Body since 2015 and on Local Medical Committee (LMC) between 2013 and 2015. She is also a member of the National NHS Clinical Commissioning Board.

Dr Julian Povey, chair of NHS Shropshire CCG, said: “For the last three years, Dr Jessica Sokolov has been an elected practice representative on the CCG Governing Body; I’m delighted she has now been appointed to take on an executive role as the Medical Director. I am looking forward to working alongside her in this new role.”

Dr Simon Freeman, the Accountable Officer of NHS Shropshire CCG, said: “We are delighted to appoint Dr Jessica Sokolov as the new medical director for NHS Shropshire CCG. She brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and skills to our leadership team and we look forward to working with her in this new capacity.”

Dr Jessica Sokolov, said: “I am passionate about the need for high quality, sustainable, cost effective services for the people of Shropshire, and recognise the value such services can bring to the community as a whole.

“It is essential that we work in collaboration with the local partners and the public to improve the delivery of services, patient experience of services and access to care.”

Dr Sokolov will begin her new role as Medical Director in December 2018, but will
continue to work clinically as a GP in Shropshire.