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Local health commissioner appoints new chief finance officer

NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has appointed a new Chief Finance Officer.

Simon Bell joined the CCG this week from NHS Kernow CCG in Cornwall, where he served as Chief Finance Officer for three years. Previously he was Chief Finance Officer at South Devon and Torbay CCG.

Simon, a qualified accountant and graduate of the NHS Finance Management Training Scheme, has worked for the NHS for more than 20 years across a number of provider and commissioning organisations.

Speaking about his appointment, Simon said: “I’m delighted to have joined NHS Vale of York CCG and I can’t wait to start working with my new colleagues and partners.

“It’s great to see the substantial progress that has been achieved in stabilising the local financial position, and that people across the system have worked together in getting there. I’m looking forward to helping support the system deliver improving services and value for our Vale of York communities.”

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