Statement on behalf of Camden Clinical Commissioning Group

Statement on behalf of Camden Clinical Commissioning Group

David Cryer will be leaving Camden Clinical Commissioning Group and joining NHS England.  He will be therefore standing down as Chief Officer of Camden CCG, today, 9 March.  Dorothy Blundell will be acting Chief Officer until a new Chief Officer is appointed and acting Accountable Officer. 

At NHS England David will be supporting the New Care Models team and the Vanguard sites around the country. He will be taking up post as the Project Director leading development of new payment systems for the Vanguard sites, devising new ways of allocating resources to support new, more sustainable, healthcare delivery models.

Dr Caz Sayer, Chair of Camden CCG said: 

“We are very sorry David is leaving the CCG and are deeply grateful to him for the significant contribution he has made in helping to shape our CCG.

David has been instrumental in not just setting up Camden CCG as a successful commissioning organisation, but has provided effective leadership for the delivery of our strategy so far. Through the strong personal relationships he has built with our stakeholders and his focus on empowering the organisation to deliver, he has helped us to improve the outcomes that matter to the people of Camden. He will be missed.”

David Cryer said:  I have enjoyed my time at Camden CCG, have learnt a great deal and feel very proud of what we have achieved together. This new role allows me to take a lot of what we have learnt in Camden and across north central London to other health economies as we all struggle with the need to support new clinical models with new ways to allocate the finite resource we have and therefore maximise the value of our healthcare.

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Notes to editors

  • Camden CCG’s role is to commission most local health services, from cancer care to mental health, hospital operations to prescriptions. All GP practices in the borough are part of this CCG. The CCG has a board, which meets regularly, and is chaired by a local GP.
  • For more information contact Kathleen Kelly on 020 3688 1216  or