Simon Whitehouse – Clinical Commissioning Groups

Simon Whitehouse is the Accountable Officer (designate) for NHS South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group & NHS Vale Royal Clinical Commissioning Group. He has responsibility for the development of the emerging GP consortia organisations and is committed to delivering the best health services for the population of Vale Royal and South Cheshire.

Simon has worked in the NHS for over 15 years in a number of roles. He graduated as a Physiotherapist in 1995 having trained at the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital before working for several years as a clinician at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire. From that clinical post Simon moved to a post in the Industrial and Employment Relations Department of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy based in London. In 2002 Simon joined the national pay team at the Department of Health and the Modernisation Agency. He worked with a number of organisations and Strategic Health Authorities on the introduction of the new pay system.

In 2004 Simon joined Central Cheshire PCT as Director of Workforce Modernisation and then subsequently took over as Director of Primary Care where he led on the commissioning of all the PCT’s Independent Contractors. He completed his Masters in Change Management and Leadership with Manchester University in 2009 and has an interest in organisational and system change, believing that good leadership is at the core of all effective teams.

Simon is married with 2 children and has a keen interest in most sports. He is a lifelong Liverpool FC and Leicester Tigers RUFC supporter. He attends the matches as often as he can with his daughters


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