CCG Chair steps down

27 September 2017

Dr Elizabeth LuntGP Dr Elizabeth Lunt has stepped down as Chair of NHS Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley Clinical Commissioning Group.

Deputy Chair Ashley West will take on the role while a new Chair is recruited. Dr Sarah MacDermott will be Deputy Chair for this interim period.

Dr Lunt said: “I have decided to step down because I want to get more involved with shaping the future direction of health in the local area.

“These are challenging times for the NHS. We are looking at how we can do things differently locally to make health and social care services more joined up. The role of Chair of the CCG is a very demanding one and I wasn’t able to be as involved in developing a new model of care as I’d like to be. I’m immensely grateful to the CCG for being so understanding about my desire to put the future local health care at the heart of the community.”

She added: “I’ve been lucky enough to work with some incredible people and it has been a pleasure to work with colleagues, GPs and CCG staff who share my passion for excellent healthcare for local people. I am very grateful for their support.”

CCG Accountable Officer, Patricia Davies, said: “Liz has done a fantastic job as Chair and her shoes will be hard to fill but we’re confident Ashley will do a great job of caretaking the role while we recruit to the position.

“We fully understand Liz’s desire to get more involved with shaping future plans for the CCG and health economy locally. These are exciting times and we’re confident that we can work even more closely with partners to make health care more joined up and efficient for local people. We are excited about working with Liz and other Governing Body members, GPs, staff and partners to achieve this.”