Governing Body members of NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (WSCCG) have welcomed the appointment of Geoff Dobson (pictured) as the new lay member for corporate governance.
In his role Mr Dobson will provide strategic and impartial advice on financial management issues to make sure the CCG meets its statutory guidelines and carries out its work according to nationally agreed standards. He will oversee key aspects of corporate governance including audit, remuneration and managing conflicts of interest.
Geoff brings a wealth of experience to the role, having worked in local government finance for more than four decades, most recently as Suffolk County Council’s director of resource management.
He has lived in west Suffolk for 30 years and possesses a commitment to ensuring resources are best used to deliver effective NHS services in the area.
Welcoming him, Dr Christopher Browning, the CCG’s chairman said: “Geoff has an enviable level of experience in financial management and governance, as well as a real knowledge of west Suffolk and its population. It’s well known that NHS services are hard-pressed financially. His appointment is an important addition to the Governing Body to offer guidance so that we can successfully navigate the current and future challenges of delivering quality health services. I welcome Geoff and look forward to working with him over the coming years.”
Geoff Dobson said: “I know that West Suffolk CCG is one of the best performing CCGs in the country so being appointed to this role is an honour and I am extremely proud. West Suffolk is my home and I am passionate about the local NHS. By contributing through my extensive experience and skills in financial management I aim to ensure the CCG’s commissioning decisions continue to support the physical and mental health wellbeing needs of local people.”