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On Friday 1st July 2022 clinical commissioning groups (CCG's) across the country were closed and were replaced by a new NHS organisations known as Integrated Care Boards.

Therefore, NHS East Lancashire CCG no longer exist and have been replaced (along with the othe seven CCGs in Lancashire and South Cumbria) by the new NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board (ICB)

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Dr Richard Robinson, Hyndburn GP is announced as Chair for East Lancashire CCG

Dr Richard Robinson

Hyndburn GP, and Haslingden resident, Dr Richard Robinson has joined East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) as CCG Chair. 

Dr Robinson qualified as a doctor in Manchester in 1997, and completed his GP training in 2004.  Following qualification he remained in the North West after graduating and became a GP partner at Peel House Medical Practice in Accrington in 2004.  More recently, Dr Robinson has been the Clinical (GP) Lead for the Hyndburn area and has been instrumental in fostering collaboration and joint working between the Hyndburn GP practices.  

Dr Robinson said:

“I am delighted to take up the Chair of NHS East Lancashire. I will be balancing this clinical commissioning role with my work as a GP in Hyndburn. Working with GPs and other clinical colleagues, this will enable me to ensure that the decisions and developments initiated by the CCG are clinically led, evidence based and patient friendly.

“I would like to thank Dr Phil Huxley, my predecessor, as he encouraged and promoted effective partnership work, a strong focus on the importance of compassion in the NHS, and recognised that the patient is at the heart of everything we do.  I wish to build on these strong foundations.”

When he is free from the demands of being a GP, Dr Robinson likes to keep active.  He has recently walked the 41 miles of the Rossendale Way and has successfully achieved the Yorkshire Three Peaks a number of times as well as the national three peaks challenge.  

The role of CCG Chair is an appointment for a three year period and is a part-time role. As such Dr Robinson will continue to work as a GP partner at Peel House Medical Practice.