• Andrew Steeden to chair West London Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Starts immediately and takes over from Fiona Butler
  • CCG covers Grenfell Tower area

A group with responsiblity for commissioning services for those recovering from the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire has appointed a new chair. 

West London CCG, which spans the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and parts of Westminster City Council, has appointed Andrew Steeden.

Dr Steeden, who has been a west London GP since 2000 and has previously sat on the CCG’s finance and activity committee, will start his new role immediately.

The CCG’s geographical area includes Grenfell Tower, which was destroyed by fire in June 2017. The blaze killed 72 people and continues to be a source of mental and physical health problems for the local population.

Dr Steeden takes over from Fiona Butler. Dr Butler announced she was standing down in 2018, having been appointed chair in 2013, shortly after the CCG was established. 

“We would like to pay special thanks to Dr Fiona Butler,” Dr Steeden said in a statement. He paid tribute to her leadership and her role in the mental health programme run by the north west London CCG alliance.

“Her guidance and local knowledge in steering West London CCG’s response to the Grenfell Tower fire has been invaluable,” he added.

Mark Easton, accountable officer for the north west London CCG alliance, said: “I would like to congratulate Dr Steeden on his election. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience at an exciting and challenging time for the NHS.”