NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG and NHS North Kirklees CCG have welcomed a new member to their Governing Bodies.
Martin Wright has been appointed as the shared Lay Member for Audit and Governance. He replaces David Longstaff whose term in office came to an end in July.
Martin is a qualified accountant and has worked for a number of NHS commissioning organisations across West Yorkshire over the last 29 years. Most recently, he was Chief Finance Officer for NHS Leeds North CCG before taking early retirement in March 2019. In his role as lay member Martin will act as the Conflict of Interest Guardian and Freedom to Speak Up Guardian for the organisations.
Carol McKenna, Chief Officer for Greater Huddersfield CCG and North Kirklees CCG said: “I’d like to welcome Martin to our Governing Bodies. Martin brings with him a wealth of NHS knowledge and experience which will complement the expertise of our Governing Body members. We look forward to working with him.”
The appointment follows the recent announcement by the two CCGs of shared Patient and Public Involvement and Finance and Remuneration lay members. All three roles support increased closer working of the two organisations and are three year terms.
Members of the Governing Bodies are responsible for ensuring that the CCGs run effectively, efficiently and economically, that decisions are made in an open and transparent way, and that the interests of patients and the public remain central to the goals of the organisations.