The Governing Body makes sure that the CCG runs effectively, efficiently, economically and with good governance.
It exists to serve patients, give confidence to the public, support clinicians and is accountable to NHS England.
Secondary Care Doctor
Dr Lorna Kerr is the secondary care doctor member of the Governing Body.
Dr Kerr is a full time anaesthetic consultant at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital (with a special interest in paediatric and spinal anaesthesia) since 1993. She has a broad knowledge of secondary care having been a Clinical Director and Chairman of Consultant Staff in a large acute hospital.
She is keen to improve the interface between GPs and hospital doctors, encourage better information sharing to streamline the patient journey and raise medical standards both in routine and emergency situations.
Dr Kerr is married with three rather accident-prone teenage children and an elderly mother.
The Governing Body meets every two months in public.
Forthcoming meetings are as follows:
Date: 27 November 2018 in Ipswich
Venue: Two Rivers Medical Centre, Woodbridge Road East, Ipswich IP4 5PB
Date: 22nd January 2019 in Stowmarket
Venue: John Peel, Church Walk, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1ET.
Date: 26th March 2019 in Hadleigh
Venue: Hadleigh Town Hall, The Guildhall, Market Place, Hadleigh, Suffolk, IP7 5DN.
Date: 28th May 2019 in Stowmarket
Venue: The Mix, 127 Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, IP14 1BB.
Date: 23rd July 2019 in Saxmundham
Venue: Riverside Centre, Stratford St Andrew, Saxmundham, IP17 1LL.
Date: 24th September 2019 in Stowmarket
Venue: The Mix,127 Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, IP14 1BB.
Date: 26th November 2019 in Ipswich
Venue: Two Rivers Medical Centre, Woodbridge Road East, Ipswich, IP4 5PB.