However, the people who have developed the proposals are more than just the programme team and include clinicians, NHS staff, health service leaders and specialists in Quality and Safety, Estates, Human Resources, Finance, Communication and Engagement and their colleagues.
The consultation is also supported by clinicians and health leaders at Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.
Below are the chairs and chief officers for both CCGs. To read more about the CCGs visit their websites by clicking one of the links above.
Alan Brook has been a GP in Brighouse since 1987. He qualified at Newcastle University in 1982 and is originally from Bradford. Alan was one of two national GP trainee representatives to the Royal College of General Practitioners. On arrival in Calderdale, he joined the Local Medical Committee (LMC), he later served as its Medical Secretary, then Chair.
He founded the Audit Group in 1990 and helped GP practices to compare their performance with others and find areas for improvement. He successfully led a proposal to form a single Primary Care Group (PCG) in 1997, at a time when the preferred model would have been to split the area in two; a united configuration which has stood the test of time. He chaired the PCG, which in turn became a Primary Care Trust (PCT). He strives for excellence in his practice and encourages others to do the same. Alan is now Chair of Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group
Alan is also chair of the CCG Finance and Performance Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.
Matt graduated from the University of Leeds Medical School in 1987. After various hospital and GP training posts in Bradford, he became a GP partner in 1991 and was appointed as a GP trainer two years later.
Over the years he developed an interest in NHS management, and has held various posts across West Yorkshire combining clinical practice with management.
Before joining NHS Calderdale as Medical Director in 2009, Matt had worked as the Clinical Governance Lead for Bradford South and West Primary Care Trust and also the Executive Director for Commissioning at NHS Leeds.
Carol was previously Executive Director of Commissioning and Strategic Development at NHS Kirklees and before that Director of Commissioning and Service Development at the former South and Central Huddersfield PCTs.
Carol has worked in the NHS for more than 20 years, 10 of which in director roles. Carol has spent most of her NHS career working in commissioning roles in Huddersfield and Bradford.
She has been involved in leading change, developing organisations, service reconfiguration and strategic change. Carol is the chair of the Finance and Performance Committee.
Steve, from Southport, is a GP Principal at Skelmanthorpe Family Doctors and has worked as a GP for 15 years. Steve graduated from the Medical School at the University of Leeds University in 1998. He became part of the West Pennine GP training scheme involving working in hospitals in Calderdale and Kirklees and in GP practices.
Steve chairs the Greater Huddersfield CCG and leads on finance and performance, partnership working, communication and patient and public involvement. He also sits on the Council of the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Senate. His main areas of interest as a GP are diabetes, minor surgery and commissioning. He is a member of the Finance and Performance Committee and Joint Commissioning Committee.