Chairman of Corby health group quits

Dr Peter Wilczynski at Corby's Lakeside surgery

Dr Peter Wilczynski at Corby's Lakeside surgery

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The chairman of the Corby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the GP-led group that plans and buys health care services for the people of Corby, has stepped down.

Dr Peter Wilczynski said he is quitting to be able to concentrate on his role as a GP.

Dr Wilczynski said: “My decision to resign from the role as Chair has not been easy. I would love to stay and work with the CCG and help support all the great work that we have started.

“But as a doctor, I am committed to the wellbeing of my patients and want to concentrate on this. I need to develop my own practice, manage my surgery and look at our future growth.

“Being the Chair of Corby CCG has been enormously rewarding. I have really enjoyed helping to lead a great team, which was recently a finalist for the prestigious HSJ CCG of the year award and earned itself a national presence. We have every right to be proud of what we have already accomplished and I will of course continue to give my full backing.”

Carole Dehghani, Chief Executive of Corby CCG, said: “Peter has made an outstanding contribution to Corby CCG. We wish him all the best and look forward to his continued involvement and support.”

The CCG Governing Body will announce an interim chairman in the coming weeks who will maintain continuity while a successor is appointed to the substantive role.