Dr Mo Huda, a senior partner at Aelfgar Surgery in Rugeley will become the new Chair of Cannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Group on 1 June 2015.
It comes after Dr Johnny McMahon announced he was retiring as a GP and so would be standing down as Chair of the organisation on 31 May 2015.
Already a serving board member, Dr Huda’s roles with the CCG have included Primary Care Development and acting as the clinical lead for End of Life and Individual Funding Requests.
Commenting on his new three year appointment Dr Huda said: “I’m really excited to be taking up this new role within the CCG and want to thank Dr McMahon for his leadership of the CCG, during a time of such change to the local health economy.
“CCGs were set up to allow local doctors the chance to get involved in the decisions made about healthcare in their area,” he said.
“Seeing patients every day puts us in a strong position to understand the healthcare they want and need and to make decisions that are based around the people we serve and I’m thrilled to have the chance to help take the organisation forward with that aim in mind.”
Dr Johnny McMahon said: “Myself and Dr Huda will be working closely as we move towards my departure.
“We have a wonderful opportunity as commissioners to change the way we buy healthcare and to make sure we are providing services that the people of Cannock Chase need, in the right place and at the right time, and designing a system fit to serve the people of the area now and in the future.”