Doctor to step down from Fareham and Gosport commissioning role

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THE chairman of a group of doctors that will buy in the healthcare needs of Fareham and Gosport is to step down next month.

Dr Koyih Tan has been chairman of the Fareham and Gosport Clinical Commissioning Group since 2006.

From April next year CCGs will take over from primary care trusts and will be responsible for buying in health services for the area.

Dr Tan will continue to serve as a clinical lead on the CCG governing body.

He said: ‘Having spent a significant amount of time and effort in the early stages of the CCG formation and clinical development, I feel it is now time for me to give renewed focus on my GP practice and my personal commitments. This will also allow me the right balance between time spent in clinical practice and time spent on clinically-led commissioning.

‘It has been a huge privilege for me to serve as chairman and I remain passionately committed to both the work of the CCG and the work of the clinical cabinet GPs.’

Current deputy clinical chairman Dr David Chilvers will take over on a temporary basis until a new chairman is found.

The FG CCG has a budget of about £167m, covering hospitals and community services for around 200,000 people.