When CCGs were established in 2013 the aim was to embed clinical expertise into commissioning health services. As such, our organisational and governance structures have been designed to ensure that we are a clinically-led organisation with family doctors and other medical leads at the heart of our decision making.
The main way of achieving this is through our Governing Body, which includes six local GPs, a secondary care doctor, two lay members, the Director of Public Health, our Chief Executive Officer and three Executive Directors (one of whom is the Chief Nurse). There are also representatives from Healthwatch Southampton and Southampton City Council.
Our Governing Body meetings are held in public and local people are welcome to attend.
Dr Jason Horsley qualified in medicine in New Zealand in 1998. He worked in clinical medicine for a decade, predominantly in paediatrics, and held positions in New Zealand, Kenya, Australia, the UK and Uganda. He has been working in Public Health for the last ten years, moving to take up the post of joint director of Public Health for the Cities of Southampton and Portsmouth. Prior to this, Jason worked for the Department of Health, in the former Strategic Health Authorities and PCT’s (Primary Care Trusts) in the East of England and in South Yorkshire, and within the CCG’s and Local Authorities in South Yorkshire. He has also worked in academic settings undertaking research and teaching roles, most recently with the University of Sheffield, but he has also previously provided clinical teaching to medical students from the University of Cambridge and Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda.
He has a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Sheffield, a Degree in Medicine and Human Biology from Auckland university, and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and member of the Association of Directors of Public Health.