Dr Peter Mack has resigned from the position of Clinical Chair at Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group with immediate effect.
The decision to step down from the role follows the Care Quality Commission’s recent report outlining the findings of its inspection of Moredon Medical Centre, at which Dr Mack is a GP and partner.
Dr Mack, whose role as Clinical Chair required two days a week at the CCG, will now use the extra time to prioritise addressing the concerns raised by the CQC.
Nicki Millin, Accountable Officer, Swindon CCG, said: “Peter has been Clinical Chair of Swindon CCG for the past two years and I would like to publicly thank him for his tireless work, determination and commitment to improving healthcare in Swindon during that time.
“Peter is first and foremost a GP, and it is fully understandable that he now wishes to focus his attention and time on his patients and improving the services at Moredon Medical Centre, and I am fully supportive of this decision.
“Peter’s current CCG duties will be fulfilled by the other GPs on the Governing Body while we look to appoint a permanent successor.”
Dr Peter Mack said: “The decision to step down from my role of Clinical Chair has not been taken lightly, however I feel it is only right to concentrate my efforts on doing what is right for the patients at my practice, many of whom have been coming to Moredon for many years.
“They deserve the best possible service from their local GP practice and, by releasing myself from the CCG, I am able to work with my colleagues on producing a thorough and robust action plan that will enable us to move forward.
“I’m incredibly proud to have been able to represent the interests of Swindon patients at the CCG over the last two years, and I would like to thank Nicki Millin, as well as all other CCG staff, for their hard work and continued support during my time here.”
Swindon CCG will now begin the process of appointing a new Clinical Chair, with further details being released as and when decisions are made.