Solihull born and bred, Rhod Mitchell, is the new Lay Advisor for Primary Care Commissioning and will be working with Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
He will chair the Joint Primary Care Committee of Solihull CCG and NHS England, the group responsible for commissioning general practice services in Solihull.
Mr Mitchell will be part of Solihull CCG’s Governing Body. This is made up of lead GPs, the Director of Public Health, the CCG’s Chief Nurse and senior officers.
Rhod studied at University College Birmingham (now Birmingham City University) and spent the past nine years working as a magistrate in Wakefield. In this role he supported Wakefield Primary Care Trust, and more recently, Wakefield CCG in the role of a non-Executive Director and Deputy Chair.
Rhod Mitchell, Lay Advisor for Primary Care Commissioning, said: “I’m looking forward to the challenges this new role will bring. Being involved in commissioning decisions that will improve the health of local people is an exciting prospect.
“It is also good to be back in Solihull where I was brought up. I have fond memories of the place, so it’s nice to be back home.