WORKFORCE: Wolverhampton City PCT chief executive Jon Crockett has announced he is retiring to allow the reforms to be “taken forward by people who can commit to leading these changes through.”.

He will leave at the end of September 2011.

Mr Crockett has been chief executive since the PCT was created in 200. Before that he was chief executive of Wolverhampton Health Authorit. In total he has worked for 25 years in the NHS in Wolverhampton.

Explaining the background to his departure at a board meeting on 5 April he said: There are significant changes happening to the NHS, both now and in the future, it is essential that these reforms are taken forward by people who can commit to leading these changes through. 

“I am convinced that it is the right time to stand aside and allow the next generation of NHS leaders to take forward these changes.  I will work hard with my board and management team over the next few months to ensure a smooth transition and a stable future for the NHS in Wolverhampton”.