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Notice of CCG closure

From 1 July 2022 please visit our new ICB website https://staffsstoke.icb.nhs.uk/ 

On 1 July 2022, the six Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent closed down and the functions of the CCGs transferred to a new NHS organisation, known as an integrated care board. The new organisation is responsible for NHS spend and the day-to-day running of the NHS in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

Therefore, Stoke CCG no longer exists and the responsibilities of the CCG, along with the other CCGs in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, have transferred to the new NHS Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care Board (ICB).

These changes have taken place under the new Health and Care Act 2022, which amongst other things aims to tackle health inequalities and create safer, more joined-up services that will put the health and care system on a more sustainable footing. There are no changes to how local residents access NHS frontline services in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent as part of these changes.

From 1 July 2022 if you visit this website, you will be re-directed to the new ICB website.

Peter Dartford - Lay Member for Patient and Public Involvement

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Peter Dartford joined Hertfordshire Fire Brigade in 1982 as a Firefighter and served at a number of stations.

In 2003 he completed the Brigade Command Course at the Fire Service College and was awarded a Masters Degree in Management by Coventry University.

Peter was appointed Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service in April 2008.

In 2009 Peter was appointed as a Fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers and in September 2014 he became President of the Chief Fire Officers’ Association until September 2015. He was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Staffordshire University for his work in relation to the impact of ageing and dementia on vulnerability and for his leading role in the transformation of the fire and rescue service.

Peter was awarded the Queen’s Fire Service Medal in the New Year Honours 2014.

Peter retired from the Fire and Rescue Service in April 2016 and joined the Board of the North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group as Lay Member for Patient and Public Involvement. He has also become a Non-Executive Director with software company 3tc and undertakes voluntary work with the Board of North Staffordshire YMCA.