WORKFORCE: Simon Robbins, chief executive of the south east London cluster of primary care trusts is retiring and being replaced by the chief executive of the Nottinghamshire cluster.

A report to the board, due to meet next week, said: “Simon Robbins our chief executive will be retiring at the end of August after 30 years service,
and over 20 years as a chief executive and leadership roles in both commissioning and provision.

“Simon’s hard work in establishing NHS South East London has laid some very firm foundations upon which we can look to build; he was key in developing the borough-based model of commissioning support which has gained the support of stakeholders across south east London, in particular with our GP leadership.”

Andrew Kenworthy wil take over as chief executive.

He is currently head of NHS Nottingham City and the Nottinghamshire County Commissioning Cluster.

The south east London cluster consists of Lewisham, Lambeth, Southwark, Greenwich, Bexley and Bromley PCTs.