Council finance director to oversee PCT

Kingston Council and Kingston PCT in Surrey have forged a unique partnership by agreeing to an interim joint director of finance post.

The council and PCT already enjoy a close working relationship that is based on a partnership framework to jointly provide quality services to residents.

The partnership has already resulted in the appointment of a joint director of public health for the area.

Whilst there are precedents for joint appointments and collaborative working across councils and PCTs, including chief executives, directors of social services and public health, there are no precedents for joint lead finance roles.

Practice managers can discuss the latest issues on their own forum.

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