Dr Head, who has fulfilled the role of Interim Medical Director at the CCG throughout the organisation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is a prominent researcher and leader as well as a local GP in Cambridge.
Dr Head brings a wealth of valuable experience to the role of Medical Director. She is an Applied Research Collaboration Fellow at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and has worked in the local area for a number of years, including as Deputy Director for Public Health in Bedfordshire and later as System Transformation Director for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
She first joined the CCG as a Consultant in Public Health Medicine, and led the Primary Care Research and Development Team which is hosted by the CCG as they carried out important research work to help improve patient outcomes. Most recently Dr Head has made a positive difference to the lives of many in the area through her role as Interim Medical Director, spearheading the CCG’ response to the pandemic as well as the COVID-19 vaccination programme.
Commenting on the appointment, Jan Thomas, Accountable Officer at the CCG said:
“We are delighted to appoint Dr Fiona Head as our Medical Director. Fiona has shown fantastic dedication to patients across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough throughout her work, with a particular focus on reducing health inequalities. With this new appointment our region will continue to benefit from the depth of knowledge and expertise that Fiona has brought to the CCG.”
Dr Head added:
“I am very pleased to have been appointed as Medical Director for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG. I will continue to work closely with colleagues across the health and social care system in our area to improve patient outcomes and reduce health inequalities as we move through the next phases of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and beyond.”