Norwich gets a new NHS boss
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A former finance officer has been appointed as the new leader of Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
Jo Smithson, who was already the interim chief officer, becomes the CCGs permanent boss following the departure of Jonathan Fagge in May.
Prior to taking up the post of interim chief officer, Ms Smithson was the CCG's chief finance officer.
She said: 'I am very proud of Norwich CCG, its member practices and staff.
'Together we have made some real improvements to NHS services for patients since 2012.
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'These include increasing funding for mental health and implementing our far-reaching Healthy Norwich and Your Norwich programmes.
'At a time when there are immense pressures on the NHS and finite resources available to us, the CCG remains entirely focused on delivering high quality care for our patients.'
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The interview panel which selected Ms Smithson consisted of representatives from the CCG and NHS England.
The CCG commissions healthcare for more than 200,000 people.