NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has reappointed a lay board member with a particular responsibility for patient and public involvement.

The term of office of Kevin Toole, lay member for patient and public engagement, has been approved for a further three years.

Kevin is a lecturer and professional trainer, having retired from the Lancashire Constabulary in 2010. During his 35-year career with the police, Kevin worked across Lancashire specialising in criminal investigation and spent six years as a detective superintendent responsible for homicide and major crime investigations.

Kevin has been involved in a number of strategic and multi-agency initiatives, bringing him into regular and close contact with the public and partner organisations aimed at making the communities of the county safer.

Kevin said: “The CCG is committed to putting the views of the patient at the heart of its decision making and I see it as my role to hold them to that promise.

Kevin Toole“I listen to what the public are saying about health services and the quality of care that they experience and then try to influence the GPs, executives and staff at the CCG to reflect their needs and wishes when planning for the future.”

Mary Dowling, chair of the CCG Governing Body added: “I would like to congratulate Kevin on his reappointment. His experience and knowledge is a great asset to the CCG and with his assistance we will continue to ensure local people are fully involved in the development of services.”


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