Stockport CGG


'This programme was excellent I think
this is something that is needed in
probably every CCG out there.'




Dr Viren Mehta
Clinical Director for primary care development
Stockport CCG Support and Development of CCG and Governing Bodies

Project: Leadership programme for Clinical Directors, Locality chairs and Governing Body members – supported by the Northwest Leadership Academy Delegate

Testimonial in full:
“This programme was excellent I think this is something that is needed in probably every CCG out there. GPs have been asked to take up formal roles on statutory boards, often with little previous experience. Within a matter of weeks, I have seen real changes in how participants have conducted themselves in meetings and language they use. Every participant, including those who have worked extensively in NHS commissioning or been on leadership courses in the past, felt they really gained something from this programme. I have seen GPs for the first time really look at their role as corporate vs scrutiniser, member vs exec, commissioner vs provider. I think the unintended benefit of the programme was the decision to widen the remit past the GP board members and include clinical and federation GP leads. What we now have is a clinical network that is keen to keep discussions going and help transform healthcare for the better. I wonder whether, as the NWLA offer this to other areas, it might be worth considering a wider l group to involve GPs, practice managers, hospital doctors, nursing staff etc to create a network that really spans the local economy and provides a safe environment to explore difficult issues. The Prospect team - you have all been fantastic and a pleasure to work with. Thanks for all your efforts to design, tailor and refine a developmental experience that fitted our needs as clinicians.”