Health chief is one of most influential

Amanda Doyle
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Blackpool’s health chief has been named as one of the most influential people involved in improving access to services for patients.

Amanda Doyle, chief clinical officer of NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), has been recognised by the Local Government Chronicle and Health Service Journal.

Readers of both publications were asked for nominations of people who were doing the most to drive to bring health and social care services together in a bid to find the country’s 50 most influential people.

A judging panel considered the candidates.

The judges said: “In an area of massive deprivation Amanda Doyle works hard with local government to improve the health of the local population. She has done this as a GP, in her former role on the PCT and now at the CCG. She also drives integration as chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners.”

Dr Doyle, who last month was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, said: “I and my colleagues are committed to ensuring that services are joined up and patients receive the highest quality of care possible.”