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Prof John Moxham steps down from Governing Body

Professor John Moxham stepped down as a member of NHS Southwark CCG's Governing Body at its meeting on 12 January 2017. He was presented with a tankard by Chair Dr Jonty Heaversedge, who thanked him for his service and valuable contribution to the CCG.

Throughout his career Professor Moxham has shown a huge commitment to the people of Southwark. As a local resident he is well aware of the social inequalities that exist in the borough, and as a physician and subsequently Medical Director at King's College Hospital, he has seen first hand the impact that these have on the health and wellbeing of local people. 

This depth of understanding and breadth of perspective have enabled Professor Moxham to offer a unique insight into the challenges faced by the CCG, and he has made a very valuable contribution to the work of the organisation over many years.

Professor Moxham's work as a respiratory physician and his awareness of the wider determinants of health outcome in Southwark have made him a strong advocate for the importance of public health - not just in his pioneering and uniquely important contribution to tobacco control in the UK over several decades, but also in his work as a leader in the local health and social care system and valued member of the Southwark Health and Wellbeing Board.  His impartiality, authenticity and absolute commitment to improving the lives of local people have meant his contribution to the work of the CCG has always been well informed, patient-centred, value driven, and at times rightly challenging.

 Dr Heaversedge said: "John is an inspiration to all those who know him. He speaks with confidence and passion but also with great modesty – I have watched him win round the most cynical of audiences. We will miss John on the Governing Body but I am thankful that we are not loosing him from the system entirely, and that he intends to continue to progress his work on value based healthcare as the Strategic Clinical Director of King's Health Partners."

The CCG welcomes Dr Ian Abbs, Medical Director at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, as the new representative on the Governing Body for King's Health Partners.