Paul Simpson is the Interim Accountable Officer of three NHS commissioning bodies that serve around half of the population of south Staffordshire. He was appointed to the role at Cannock Chase, South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula and Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Groups in May 2017.
Paul was previously the Director of Finance for all three CCGs and Deputy Chief Officer and so in taking on the role he provided continuity and brought with him a thorough knowledge of the challenges facing the NHS locally. He also has a track record of success in delivering significant improvements in financial management capability and capacity, often under extremely challenging circumstances, across a number of public sector organisations.
Paul joined the NHS in 2014, having previously held senior finance posts in local government in Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire.