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02 April 2014
Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) today announced Steve Hone as its new interim Chair. Steve brings great experience to the role of Chair of the CCG, having served as Chair of Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for seven years. There, he led the trust to Foundation status, while it invested over £40m to improve facilities. Among the developments he oversaw were a new treatment centre, and intensive care facilities and the development of a new community-based outpatient unit. His experience as a Foundation Trust Chair has given him a deeply held belief in the power of patient involvement in healthcare and he looks forward to seeing this in action within the CCG.
As Chair, Steve will focus on further developing the strategy and governance of the organisation through the work of the governing body while seeking to develop good working relationships with all the healthcare partners.
Steve said, “This is an exciting opportunity. Clinical commissioning croups are rapidly evolving entities, and are changing the healthcare system. We want to be at the forefront of this evolution and be seen to be making the necessary changes in the correct manner – both transparently and openly, fully involving all our stakeholders. I believe that my previous experience developing positive relationships with the primary care trust (PCT) and CCGs will stand me in good stead and I look forward to working with local authorities, hospitals and community health services, as well as GPs throughout Bedfordshire.”
An electrical engineer by training, Steve currently runs his own consulting company, working with small to medium-sized businesses on management, marketing and business strategy. He has previously worked for over 20 years at a senior level in a variety of roles across a range of industry sectors.