NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group has appointed Andrew Harrison to take charge of its finances.

Andrew will take up the post of chief finance officer in August.

Currently head of finance at NHS England Lancashire and Greater Manchester Area Team, Andrew will replace former chief finance officer Iain Stoddart.

Andrew said: “I am delighted with my appointment as the new chief finance officer at NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG and I am looking forward to forging lasting relationships with the staff of the CCG, GP members and local partners.

“I aim to bring energy and commitment to the organisation that will help us all to embrace the challenges that lie ahead for the NHS as a whole and Fylde and Wyre CCG in particular.”

Andrew is a qualified accountant who joined the NHS in the early 1990s and has worked chiefly in the North West. He has held a number of senior roles in the NHS, dealing with financial and strategic management, and has worked for many years at board level.

NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG clinical chief officer Dr Tony Naughton said: “I am delighted to confirm Andrew’s appointment as chief finance officer for the CCG.  He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role and I look forward to working with him.”

Former chief finance officer Iain Stoddart is now joint director of finance for both North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent clinical commissioning groups.


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Notes to editors:

  • NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is the organisation responsible for planning and buying health services in the area to meet patients’ needs. This is known as ‘commissioning’.
  • Led by family doctors (GPs), the CCG currently serves a population of 151,000 people across approximately 320 sq km of coast and countryside. The majority live in the urban towns of Fleetwood, Thornton, Poulton-le-Fylde, Kirkham and Lytham St Annes, but a significant proportion live in rural villages.
  • The CCG receives a set amount of money from the government – around £200million in 2014/15 – and is committed to spending this wisely for the benefit of local people.
  • Giving you more choice is a priority of the modern NHS. More information is available at fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk/choice
  • The NHS Constitution sets out your rights as an NHS patient: nhs.uk/choiceintheNHS/Rightsandpledges/NHSConstitution/Pages/Overview.aspx
  • There are many ways to get involved in health service developments, including joining our Influence membership scheme or your practice’s patient participation group.
  • For more information about the CCG and how to get involved log onto fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk