New Accountable Officer for south west London CCGs
clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in south west London have today
announced the appointment of Sarah Blow as the new Accountable Officer
for NHS Kingston, Merton,
Richmond and Wandsworth CCGs from 2017/18 and NHS Sutton CCG from April 2018.
has previous experience in south west London at Sutton and Merton
Primary Care Trust (PCT) and in the south east with PCTs in East Sussex.
As part of her remit at NHS
Bexley CCG, she has held London-wide and Sustainability and
Transformation Plan (STP) leadership roles.
appointment is the result of the five CCGs in south west London having
chosen to work collectively to maximise health outcomes for local
populations. The new Accountable
Officer will appoint and lead a senior management team for the five
on behalf of the five CCGs, Dr Andrew Murray, GP Chair of NHS Merton
CCG said: “We are delighted to have made such a strong appointment to
this important new role.
Sarah has the qualities needed to bring the work of the CCGs together
to address the significant commissioning challenges set out within the
Sustainability and Transformation Plan for south west London.
commented: “I am delighted to have been appointed as the new
accountable officer. There is no doubt that there are challenging times
ahead for the health and care
system, however this is an opportunity for us to work together
collaboratively to deliver sustainable and high quality services. I am
privileged to be in a position to build on the strong foundations within