Portsmouth CCG is up for two regional gongs

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THE GP-led trust in charge of health budgets in Portsmouth has been short-listed for two awards.

The Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is in the running for the NHS Community Leader of the Year, and NHS Board/Governing Body of the Year categories at the Thames Valley and Wessex Leadership Academy regional ceremony.

The CCG is the main planner and commissioner of health services in Portsmouth and has a £245m budget.

It went live as an organisation in April, as part of the government’s NHS reforms, replacing the now-defunct primary care trusts.

Chief clinical officer Dr Jim Hogan has been nominated as community leader.

He said: ‘I’m very proud and flattered to have been short-listed for this award.

‘But a great deal of what we have managed to achieve so far depends on the support and significant input of many others in the local NHS, including our partner organisations – as we together strive to improve the health of our great city.’

Winners of the regional rounds go through to the national final.

The regional awards ceremony, where the winners will be revealed, is being held on Friday, November 8.