Sharing the challenges and priorities for CCG commissioning

How CCGs and providers across London are dealing with the need to drive up quality of care
The King's Fund, London W1G 0AN
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About this event

About this event

It is now more than a year since CCGs have taken on their full statutory responsibilities for commissioning services for their local populations. However, challenges still exist for CCG boards in relation to assurance, member engagement and, crucially, how CCGs work with their local communities to develop locally responsive services that maintain standards of delivery and quality, in the context of a financial outlook that is very challenging.

In this second seminar, Simon Weldon will continue the debate about the view from NHS England of the challenges and priorities for CCG boards and the capabilities they need to develop to ensure success.


Simon Weldon

Director of Operations and Delivery, NHS England

Simon Weldon was appointed Director of Operations and Delivery at NHS England (London Regional Office) in July 2012. He joined NHS England from NHS North West London PCT Cluster, where he was Director of Commissioning and Performance, leading on acute commissioning and contracting management for eight London PCTs. In addition, Simon was the lead commissioner for London Ambulance Service (LAS) on behalf of NHS London.  

Simon has held senior management and board level roles within the NHS for more than 10 years, having worked in the NHS for more than 15 years. As Director of Operation and Delivery, Simon provides strategic leadership to support and assure CCGs in their commissioning of high-quality, safe, patient and client-centred services. Simon also fulfills the role of Director of Commissioning for the London Region. This includes responsibility for the commissioning of primary care and public health for London and specialised services provided in London for the whole of England.