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New Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer appointed

Karen Breen has been appointed as Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer of the Sussex and East Surrey Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Karen has a wealth of experience in the NHS, starting out as a nurse and midwife for many years, and holding senior leadership roles at local, regional and national level. She previously worked as Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust and Croydon Health NHS Trust and was Executive Director of Delivery and Improvement at Barts Health. Karen worked on national programmes at NHS England, including the integrated care system development programme, and has recently been Programme Director of our STP. Karen will be starting in post on Tuesday 23 April.

Adam Doyle, Chief Executive, said: “I’m delighted Karen is joining our CCGs. She has extensive experience at all levels of the NHS and will really help us to continue the significant progress we have made across the commissioning system.”