NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group has appointed Paul Jennings to the role of Chief Executive.
Paul has been working with the Birmingham and Solihull CCGs on an interim basis since July 2017. Following a competitive recruitment process, he has now been appointed to the role permanently.
His immediate focus will be to ensure that Birmingham CrossCity, Birmingham South Central and Solihull CCGs – currently working together as Birmingham and Solihull CCGs – fulfil all of the requirements to create the new Birmingham and Solihull CCG from 1 April 2018, which will be the largest CCG in England.
A true Brummie, Paul was born, raised and educated in Birmingham and lives in Sutton Coldfield. He retired from his last NHS role in January 2017, after 38 years’ service. Paul has led a wide range of NHS organisations, being recognised both regionally and nationally for his work.
He said: “This is an exciting time for the NHS in Birmingham and Solihull; we have a great opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of local people. The new CCG will be a large and ambitious organisation, with big challenges. We have much to do to ensure that we are commissioning high-quality and sustainable services for our patients, which address the massive health inequalities across the area.”
Dr Peter Ingham, Clinical Chair of Birmingham and Solihull CCG, added: “I am delighted to welcome Paul as the new permanent Chief Executive of our CCG and look forward to working with him to continue to build strong and mutually beneficial partnerships with our health and social care partners across Birmingham and Solihull.”