Chair of CCG Praised for Contribution to Local Health Care

31 July 2020 10:09am

Dr Jo Leahy leaves Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) today (Friday, 31 July, 2020) after four years as Chair of the organisation.

During her tenure she worked with healthcare providers and partners to improve local health services across Telford and Wrekin.

Previously, Dr Leahy spent four years on the Board as a Clinical Director and worked for 20 years in Telford as a GP and Locum. 

Dr Julian Povey, who becomes Joint Chair of both Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin CCGs from 1, August, 2020, said: “Jo has steadfastly and doggedly represented and fought for the public and practices in Telford and Wrekin and it has been a pleasure working alongside her.

“I would like to thank her for all her efforts in her role as Chair over the last few years and wish her the best for the future.”

David Evans, Joint Accountable Officer at Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin CCGs, said: “Jo has been an invaluable colleague who has played a pivotal role within the CCG.

“She has provided a local health perspective and an understanding of the patient experience within Primary Care which underpins our work.

“Colleagues across both Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin CCGs wish her the very best and would like to thank her for her contributions.”

Dr Leahy will be continuing to work with the Time for Care Team at NHS England on quality improvement projects with Primary Care, as well as the COVID Clinical Assessment Service.