To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2018 to Question 130487 on Clinical Commissioning Groups: Halton, was the reasons are for a chief officer to be appointed on an interim basis; and what the timetable is for the appointment of a permanent chief officer.
NHS England has confirmed that the appointment of clinical commissioning group (CCG) Accountable Officers (AOs) is a matter for each individual CCG governing body, and subject to approval by the Chief Executive of NHS England, Simon Stevens.
The AO at Halton CCG has been successful in their application for a short-term, 12-month secondment with the Cheshire and Merseyside Sustainability and Transformation Partnership.
Interim arrangements have been put in place at the CCG, which will allow for them to return to their post at the end of the secondment. There is no timetable as yet for a permanent appointment.