Clinical leader Dr Shammy Noor to step down from role but remain as GP

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Dr Shammy Noor has announced he is to stand down as Chair of South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

He has been with the CCG for six years, originally as a locality director, and as Chair for the last three years. He will leave his position in November.

He is leaving to join a healthcare technology company involved in artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, but will remain a GP working in Lichfield for two and a half days per week, which matches his current commitment.

Shammy said: “It’s been a great privilege working for the last six years with the CCG. It’s been a really tough time recently for the NHS, but I’m really proud of some of the things we’ve achieved.

“I would like to thank everyone at the CCG and the wider health and care system as a whole. It’s been an educational experience for me which has taken me from being a working GP to a clinical leader.

“I’m now going to be working as a medical director for a health technology company. This is a field that has fascinated me for a long time and where there is huge potential to benefit the NHS and the outcomes for patients.

He added: “I’m also remaining as a local GP so look forward to continue supporting my patients.”

With the short time between Shammy leaving and the proposed implementation of the NHS Integrated Care Board for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent in April 2022, there will not be a permanent appointment of a new Chair. Dr Suky Johal, a highly valued and respected Governing Body clinician will become temporary Chair, with the support of the Vice Chair Anne Heckels.

Marcus Warnes, Accountable Officer for the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent CCGs said: “We will all miss Shammy and we wish him all the best for the future.

“The COVID pandemic has shown we have some inspirational health leaders in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent and Shammy is up there with the best. We’re also delighted we won’t be losing his services as a GP.”