Enfield CCG appoints John Wardell as new Chief Operating Officer

Enfield CCG is pleased to announce that John Wardell has been appointed as our new Chief Operating Officer.

He will take up his post later in the Autumn.

John joined Nene CCG as Accountable Officer in October 2015 with over 20 years’ clinical and managerial experience in industry, local authority and the NHS and until recently was the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) Lead for Northamptonshire.

John qualified from the University of Sheffield with a B.Med.Sci (Hons) Speech Science degree in 1996. He worked as a Speech and Language Therapist for a number of years before joining University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust and South Birmingham Primary Care Trust as lead of Stroke Services while undertaking an MSc in Rehabilitation from the University of Nottingham. Having joined Tower Hamlets PCT in 2006 as Associate Director of Primary and Community Care Commissioning, John supported the pathfinder CCG in gaining authorisation. From April 2013, John undertook the role of Deputy Chief Officer for Tower Hamlets CCG where his role included strategic responsibility for all non-acute commissioning including service transformation, integration, the Better Care Fund, mental health and developing innovative approaches to outcomes based commissioning.

John Wardell said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as the Chief Operating Officer for Enfield CCG. I am looking forward to working with member practices, staff and stakeholders in Enfield to deliver improved and sustainable health services for local people.”

Dr Mo Abedi, Chair, Enfield CCG said: “On behalf of Enfield CCG, I am very pleased that John is going to lead us through the challenging but exciting times ahead. His extensive knowledge, experience and skills will be invaluable in providing the leadership needed to deliver better health services to residents of Enfield”

Helen Pettersen, Accountable Officer – Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington Clinical Commissioning Groups and STP Convenor for North Central London said: “I am delighted that John will be bringing his wealth of experience to Enfield CCG and joining the Management Team of the North Central London CCGs”