• Croydon Health Services Trust and Croydon CCG appoint three more joint executives
  • Follows appointment of trust CEO Matthew Kershaw as CCG head in August

A clinical commissioning group and a provider trust have announced a further three joint executive appointments.

In August, Croydon Health Services Trust’s Matthew Kershaw became the first hospital trust chief executive to also be made head of Croydon CCG.

In his report to the trust’s October board, Mr Kershaw confirmed a further three executive posts that would be shared across the two statutory organisations.

Mike Sexton, CCG finance lead, will become joint chief financial officer, Lee McPhail will take up a joint chief operating officer role, and Josh Potter will become joint director of strategy and transformation.

Mr McPhail is currently the trust’s chief operating officer, while Mr Potter is currently director of commissioning for Sutton and Merton CCGs.

The CCG and Croydon Health Services Trust already have a shared chief pharmacist and chief nurse. Mr Kershaw’s report added an appointment to a joint medical director role was expected soon.

Although Croydon CCG has agreed to merge with the other five south west London CCGs — Wandsworth, Sutton, Merton, Kingston and Richmond — Mr Kershaw will remain Croydon’s “place-based leader”.

The representatives of the old CCG areas in the merged CCG will control roughly 90 per cent of their former CCG’s budget. However, Sarah Blow will remain the overall accountable officer of the south west London region.

Croydon CCG and Croydon Health Services Trust are planning a shared budget for 2019-20.