• Heather Hauschild left West Hampshire CCG at the end of July
  • Has joined Roman Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth as its chief operating officer
  • Maggie MacIsaac taking over at CCG

A long-serving accountable officer has left her clinical commissioning group to take up a position in the Catholic church.

Heather Hauschild left West Hampshire CCG at the end of July after six years in charge.

She has joined the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth as its chief operating officer.

Maggie MacIsaac is replacing her at the CCG. Ms MacIsaac is the accountable officer for the five CCGs in the Hampshire Partnership of CCGs – North Hampshire, North East Hampshire and Farnham, Fareham and Gosport, South Eastern Hampshire and Isle of Wight CCGs – and Southampton CCG.  

HSJ understands West Hampshire CCG will not be joining the partnership, which was formed in 2017 in a bid to share expertise, increase collaboration and reduce duplication. 

Dr Sarah Schofield, clinical chair of West Hampshire CCG, said it was a “timely opportunity to bring commissioning leadership together across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight”. 

”The shared role between our organisation and the six other CCGs will strengthen our working relationships with commissioners across Hampshire and Isle of Wight at a time when we explore ways to work at scale.” 

The CCG was rated “requires improvement” by NHS England last month.

Story updated at 9.47am on 12 August to include CCG statement.