• Leeds CCG’s first chair to step down in May 2020
  • Gordon Sinclair, a GP, was Leeds West CCG’s chair for five years
  • Recently formed CCG was recently rated “outstanding” by NHSE

The first chair of the recently formed Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group is to retire from his post next year.

Gordon Sinclair, a GP who has been in the role since the CCG was formed from a merger last April, will step down in May 2020.

Before that, he was the chair of Leeds West CCG for five years.

Dr Sinclair said planning to retire “was not easy”, adding: “It has been a fascinating job which has been hugely enjoyable, mainly due to the many great individuals I have had the privilege of working with.

“I know I will be leaving the organisation in very capable hands and at the centre of an increasingly successful Leeds system.

“I am proud of what we have achieved together and can officially say I leave an outstanding organisation which is reflected in our recent assessment by NHS England.”

Leeds CCG – which was formed following a merger between Leeds North, Leeds South and East, and Leeds West CCGs – was rated “outstanding” by NHSE earlier this year in its latest assessment framework. The three former CCGs had all been rated “good” the year before.

The organisation confirmed it is about to begin the process to appoint a new clinical chair.