NHS South West London CCG Chair and Vice Chair to step down

Dr Andrew Murray and Dr Naz Jivani are to step down from their governing body roles in NHS South West London CCG at the end of March 2022 (Andrew as SWL chair and Naz as the borough chair for Kingston). 

Their departures were formally announced at the CCG governing body meeting on Wednesday 2 March. At this meeting, governing body members, led by Dr Nicola Jones, thanked them both for their clinical leadership of the CCG and their work in the South West London (SWL) system, particularly over the past two years.

Dr Andrew Murray

Andrew has been a GP in Merton since 2004 and was previously Merton CCG Chair. He has been instrumental in developing and promoting new approaches to services for children and young people’s mental health and more recently in developing a population health management strategy for south west London.

He has also chaired the SWL clinical senate for a number of years, led the development of clinical transformation programmes and networks and acted as the clinical leader in SWL during the response to and recovery from Covid-19.

Commenting on his move Andrew said: “I am proud of all that we have achieved as South West London CCG especially how we pulled together to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic and all the challenges that this has brought. I feel honoured to have worked with such committed clinicians, managers and other system partners and I am confident that, building on the collaborative and transformational culture that we have created, the ICS will continue to go from strength to strength.”

Andrew will continue his work on population health management in SWL for the time being. Dr Nicola Jones will cover the CCG Clinical Chair role until a new Chief Medical Officer is appointed to the new ICS Integrated Care Board.

Dr Naz Jivani

Naz, a GP in Kingston since 1996, has played an equally critical role in the SWL clinical leadership community and was tireless in his work during the pandemic, providing a key link between the SWL Clinical Leadership Group and the acute, elective and critical care work. He will continue as joint clinical lead for both the SWL outpatient transformation programme and the musculoskeletal network.

NHS South West London CCG, Accountable Officer, Sarah Blow said: “Andrew and Naz have made a significant contribution to healthcare in south west London and I would like to thank them on behalf of clinical colleagues, staff and patients for their vision and leadership. I’m sure that everyone who has worked with them
will join me in wishing them well in their future endeavours”.