Jackie Pederson has been named as the new Chief Officer at NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
Formerly the Chief of Strategy and Delivery within the organisation, Jackie takes over from Chief Officer, Chris Stainforth, following his retirement in March.
Born and bred in Conisbrough, Jackie started her career within the NHS at the town’s Health Authority in 1994, before taking on a number of roles at Sheffield, Mansfield and Wakefield, coming back to Doncaster Primary Care Trust in 2004 where she has been ever since.
Jackie said: “It’s a huge privilege to take on this important role at the CCG and being from Doncaster makes it even more important to me. We have a great team within the organisation and a really clear plan of what we’re trying to achieve for the people of Doncaster. I’m absolutely committed to providing the best quality health care for our residents so they have the NHS services they deserve.”
Chief Officers, as the accountable officers of the CCG, have a very broad set of responsibilities for ensuring improvement in the quality of services and the health of the local population. The post also has full responsibility for making sure that the organisation’s budget is appropriately managed and all risks are covered.
Chris Stainforth, the CCG’s outgoing Chief Officer, said: “I have enjoyed my time in Doncaster and would like to say thank you to all NHS staff within the town for their dedication and commitment. I have the upmost confidence the organisation, under Jackie’s leadership, will continue to make solid progress and I’m delighted to be leaving the CCG in such safe hands.”
The CCG’s Governing Body has undergone a shake-up in the past weeks:
- Jackie Pederson replaces Chris Stainforth as Chief Officer, effective 1 April
- Dr David Crichton replaces Dr Nick Tupper as Clinical Chair, effective 1 April
- Lay member, Albert Schofield, leaves the organisation, effective 1 April
- Lay member, Linda Tully, joins the organisation, effective now.
The first meeting of the new Governing Body, held in public, takes place on 21 April at the Sovereign House, Heavens Walk, Doncaster. Anyone can come along and hear the Governing Body discuss and make decisions about local health services