Clinical officer steps down to see family

Dr Neil Modha

Dr Neil Modha

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The chief clinical officer for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group has stepped down from his post to spend more time with his family.

Dr Neil Modha, said: “After four years working for the Clinical Commissioning Group I have decided to step down as Chief Clinical Officer of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG. This will allow me to rebalance and refocus my work and family commitments.

“Over the last year, since the joy of my daughter being born, it has been increasingly difficult to devote as much time as I would like to her and my family, and to meet my commissioning and clinical commitments. When I started the role in 2012 my General Practice looked after 12,000 patients and we currently look after 19,000, which has led to a greater demand on my time both clinically and in terms of leadership.

“The CCG has come a long way and I am keen to continue to remain involved at a local level and will stand for election to represent Peterborough on the CCG. I am also keen to develop my work with my local practices as I think networks of general practices will be very important for the future of healthcare.

“I will remain the Chief Clinical Officer whilst we appoint the next Accountable Officer, but I would like to thank our staff, fellow GP clinical leaders and our GP members for their hard work, support and help in leading the largest CCG in the country. I feel honoured to have had the opportunity to do this on behalf of our member practices, and for our patients.”

Maureen Donnelly, Chair of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, said:

“He has shown huge commitment to the organisation and worked incredibly hard to ensure that we continue to deliver good quality patient care for the people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.”