New role for Enfield CCG Chief Officer

After nearly three years as Chief Officer, Enfield resident Liz Wise is leaving Enfield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) for a new role as Programme Director for Primary Care at the Healthy London Partnership Programme. Liz was appointed Chief Officer of Enfield CCG in September 2012 when the organisation was in shadow form and played a key role in leading the CCG through a vigorous authorisation process with NHS England in partnership with her elected GP Governing Body colleagues.

During her time at Enfield CCG, Liz was the Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) for the implementation of the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Clinical Strategy. The BEH Strategy has delivered the biggest ever planned change to the local health economy investing over £100 million in reorganising hospital care over three key sites. This included the expansion and redevelopment of emergency, maternity and neonatal services at Barnet and North Middlesex University Hospitals. Chase Farm Hospital now focuses on planned surgery and has a new urgent care centre, along with assessment centres for children and older people. The implementation of the BEH Clinical Strategy means our local hospital services now meet London-wide standards, with more consultants and specialist staff delivering higher quality, safe care for residents in Enfield, Barnet and Haringey.

Liz has overseen a wide range of improvements to local health services in Enfield, working closely with local GP commissioners and planned through a local Transformation Programme. This programme of work has included projects that improve existing care for patients, for example diabetes services, and also the commissioning of new services to meet the needs of patients such as people with heart problems or breathing difficulties. Liz has also been the managerial lead for the last two of a three year North Central London investment programme in Primary Care in Enfield. Some key outcomes from this programme are: improved access for patients, upgraded GP IT systems, a minor ailments

scheme and the introduction of patient experience trackers. Her passion for improving services for local people has led her to her new role at the Healthy London Partnership Programme.

Liz Wise said: “I have really enjoyed working in Enfield and I am proud of the CCG’s achievements particularly the implementation of the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Clinical Strategy and also the improvements to services for older people by integrating care, and the setting up of the older people’s assessment unit. All of our achievements as an organisation would not have been possible without the hard work, dedication and commitment of CCG staff to all of whom I would like to say a special thank you.

I am especially pleased about the rebuild of Chase Farm Hospital, and look forward to a new, modern hospital providing high quality healthcare for Enfield patients. I leave knowing that we are already on the way towards achieving our vision of commissioning services that improve the health and wellbeing of Enfield residents and securing financially and clinically sustainable, whole systems care. The progress we have made as an organisation over the last three years has been a real team effort.  I want to thank all those who have worked with me within the CCG, especially our Governing Body members and GP member practices, other local NHS organisations, colleagues from the Local Authority and the voluntary sector.”