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New Chief Officer appointed for North Norfolk and South Norfolk NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups

13th Jul 2018

The NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) for North Norfolk and South Norfolk have appointed a new Chief Officer.

He is Frank Sims, currently Deputy Chief Executive at Isle of Wight NHS Trust.

Mr Sims will join the CCGs on Monday, July 23rd, 2018 the day before they hold their respective, regular Governing Body meetings in public.

North and South Norfolk CCGs share a management and staff team but each are statutory bodies, with their own membership of GP practices and Governing Bodies. Both CCGs work together but also have a distinct local focus on their areas.

The Chair of North Norfolk CCG, Dr Anoop Dhesi said: “We are delighted to appoint Frank, who brings with him a wealth of experience in others areas of health and care.”

The Chair of South Norfolk CCG, Dr Hilary Byrne said: “Frank has worked at the highest levels in NHS Trusts and is very much a ‘system’ player, so will bring insights and leadership that will be valuable in our CCGs within the wider family of health and care organisations in Norfolk and Waveney.”

Frank was appointed following a rigorous recruitment process that included interviews with stakeholders and patient representatives.

He said: ''I am delighted and privileged to join the great team at North and South CCGs and I'm really looking forward to working with all our members and partners to drive improvements for the people we serve.”

Frank was appointed to the role of Deputy Chief Executive at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust in July 2017. He has experience as Chief Executive across hospital and community providers and in commissioner organisations across London and the South East. He has been the national lead for the financial special measures programme with NHS Improvement and an advisor to the Department of Health.