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 Richard Day - Secondary Care Representative
Dr Richard Day was a consultant geriatrician at Poole Hospital between 1988 and 2016 and is our secondary care representative on the Governing Body.
Richard qualified in 1978 from St Mary’s in London and worked as a junior doctor in London, the north, and as a senior registrar in Southampton. He continues to work as an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh and is a member of the NICE Clinical Guideline Committee on Acute Medical Emergencies. He is also a non-executive director of Care South, a charity providing residential care in the south of England. Richard’s interests are in drugs, prescribing and intermediate care.