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Former Vale of York CCG Lay Chair Alan Maynard passes away

It is with sadness that the NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) announces the passing of Professor Alan Maynard, the CCG’s former Governing Body Lay Chair.


Alan passed away on Friday (2 February) at York Hospital after a long illness.

He served as the CCG’s inaugural Governing Body Lay Chair from 2012 until 2015, helping it transition from shadow form to statutory body in 2014.

As well as his work with the CCG, Alan spent many years working as a professor of health economics at the University of York. He was also chairman of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust between 1997 and 2010.

Keith Ramsay, the CCG’s current Lay Chair, who succeeded Alan in the role, said: “Alan joined the CCG in 2012 and during his three-year term as Lay Chair he excelled at guiding the CCG as it evolved from shadow form to statutory body.

“The CCG benefitted greatly from his expertise during this time as he helped staff remain focused on what matters most – the best interests of the patient.

“It was an honour to know him professionally and personally – he was a warm and caring individual whose commitment and passion for healthcare provision was infectious.

“On behalf of everyone at the CCG I would like to extend my condolences to Alan’s family, friends and colleagues at this very sad time.”

Paula Evans, Chair of the CCG’s Council of Representatives, said: “We were very fortunate to have such a renowned and hugely respected health economics expert work in our local health service, contributing and influencing at many levels.

“I only had the privilege of overlapping with Alan for six months at the CCG, but my colleagues there attested to both the discipline he brought to decision making, as well as the wit he had in delivering this.”

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