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Greenwich CCG has now permanently appointed to several key senior management roles.

Neil Kennett-Brown, who first joined the CCG in September, has now been permanently appointed as Managing Director, responsible for day to day leadership of the organisation and to ensure that people in Greenwich continue to receive high quality local health care.

David Maloney has been appointed as Director of Finance for Greenwich and Lewisham CCGs.

In addition, Andrew Bland has been permanently appointed to the new role of Accountable Officer for Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lewisham and Southwark CCGs. 

Neil Kennett-Brown said: "As a local resident, I am passionate about improving services for local people. 2017 was a year of significant transitions and I'm delighted to start 2018 with a stable, NHS employed senior management team. We're committed to working collaboratively with our member practices, local residents and our partners in the health and social care sector both locally and across neighbouring boroughs. We aim to secure the best outcomes for the diverse and growing local community in Greenwich.

"Over the coming year, we aim to build on the work that has already taken place to improve the urgent and emergency care pathway. We'll also be looking at ways that we can further improve the hospital discharge process across the system, helping to discharge people who are medically fit, quickly and safely.

"Considerable progress has already been made in this area, including the opening of the Duncan House unit at Gallions View, which has been jointly commissioned by the CCG and the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Dr Ellen Wright, clinical chair of Greenwich CCG, said:

"I'm delighted with the recent permanent appointments to our senior management team. Having David in post as the Director of Finance for Greenwich and Lewisham CCG  means that we will not only continue to benefit from his considerable financial expertise and direction, but we will also have the opportunity to work more closely with Lewisham CCG. As we share Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust as our main provider, this should allow us to commission services more effectively and efficiently in the future.

"We now have a strong senior management team going forwards to tackle the new challenges ahead."