Adam Doyle confirmed as the CCG’s new Accountable Officer

Tuesday 27th March, 2018

NHS England have asked Adam Doyle to become Accountable Officer at Coastal West Sussex CCG from 01 April 2018, in addition to his role as Accountable Officer for the Central Sussex and East Surrey Commissioning Alliance.

The executive teams of Coastal West Sussex CCG and the Central Sussex Commissioning Alliance will remain separate.

This agreement is something that was felt by all parties was a necessary step to give the CCG some immediate stability at what is a challenging time for the organisation.

The CCG’s Governing Body recognised the need for clear leadership, and after being given legal directions by NHS England last year and the continued financial challenge, the Governing Body was committed to securing the CCG substantive and consistent leadership to allow the CCG to make the improvements necessary to address the challenges it faces.

The Central Sussex Commissioning Alliance was formed in January as a unified management structure across the CCGs of Brighton and Hove, High Weald Lewes Havens, Horsham and Mid Sussex and Crawley. A fifth CCG – East Surrey – is due to join the Alliance from 1 April.

Adam Doyle said:

“This is not something I take on lightly as I recognise the challenges faced by all six CCGs that I will be Accountable Officer for. However, I believe combining roles in this way is the right thing to do to give Coastal West Sussex CCG the stability it needs and to ensure the good work that is being done within the Central Sussex Commissioning Alliance is not disrupted or destabilised.”

Felicity Cox, NHS England’s Director of Commissioning Operations in Kent, Surrey and Sussex, said:

“This agreement will mean that Adam will provide leadership to Coastal West Sussex CCG to help it make the improvements that are needed as the organisation addresses the challenges it faces.”

The Governing Body would like to take this opportunity to thank Ralph McCormack and the executive team for their leadership and commitment to the CCG in recent months