Chair of Doncaster CCG reappointed

Dr David Crichton reappointed as Chair of Doncaster CCG.

Dr David Crichton has been reappointed as Chair of Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) following a recent election process that was run by the Local Medical Committee.

Dr Crichton has been in post since 2016 as Chair of the CCG and his successful reappointment will see him continue for the next three years.

During his time as Chair, a number of work programmes and improvements have taken place. One significant area of success, overseen by David on behalf of GPs in Doncaster is the introduction of the Integrated Doncaster Care record (iDCR), which went live in June 2018.

The system pulls together individual’s health and social care information from six electronic systems and is viewed via a secure portal. Initially, the iDCR was available to teams and professionals involved in providing the Intermediate care – Rapid Response Pathway which aims to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions and support earlier discharge. Successful implementation has led to discussions about expanding this to many other pathways of care with the ultimate aim of supporting health and care integration, so no matter which organisation is caring for an individual, they will know vital information and care history to inform patient care.

In addition, Doncaster CCG is just one of 20 CCGs in the country to be rated as outstanding, as part of the annual CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework completed by NHS England. The CCG has retained its outstanding status for the second consecutive year.

Jackie Pederson, Chief Officer at Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group said: “I am delighted that David has been reappointed as Chair of Doncaster CCG.

“David’s support, leadership, passion and commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of people in Doncaster over the last two years has helped to drive forward improvements in patient care and new joined up ways of working across different organisations.

“Our joint motivation is to improve services and ensure that patients and members of the public remain at the heart of everything we do. I am delighted that David has been re-elected so we can continue to drive this ambition forward.”

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