Simon Wootton, BSc (Hons), MBA, commenced his career in the NHS as a biochemist, before becoming a General Management Traineeand working in GP practice.
Simon was recently Chief Officer at NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCG and was under the Greater Manchester (GM) Devolution arrangements the GM CCG lead on estates, and GM CCG lead on elective care.
In his previous role as Chief Operating Officer at North Manchester CCG, successfully established, and was the executive lead for the Manchester integrated care gateway across the 3 Manchester CCGs and Manchester City Council. He led the establishment of a joint health and social care discharge team in the local hospital. He has also led the integration of CCG and local authority staff to form a strategic commissioning function as part of GM Devolution plans.
Simon has also previously been chief executive of an independent mental health services provider and currently now supports the NHSE commissioned National Wound Care Strategy programme.