Glenn Douglas is now Accountable Officer across our eight CCGs; following final decisions by both Thanet and South Kent Coast Clinical Commissioning Groups to join the strategic commissioner proposals.

We are developing plans for what commissioning functions will be done either once across the eight CCGs, within the sub-groups of four CCGs, or locally by individual CCGs. The sub-groups are:

  • Medway, North and West Kent (made up of Medway, Dartford Gravesham and Swanley, Swale and West Kent – with Ian Ayres working as Managing Director) and
  • East Kent (made up of Ashford, Canterbury and Coastal, South Kent Coast, and Thanet – with Caroline Selkirk working as Managing Director).

Whilst all eight CCGs are committed to sharing resources and working together where it can benefit their residents, they all remain individual statutory NHS organisations.

Find out more about the strategic commissioner plans on our system transformation workstream page.