Simon Banks - Place Director (Wirral)
Simon has worked in Wirral since April 2017, when he became Chief Officer of NHS Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Simon has worked in health and care in either the voluntary sector or the NHS for his whole career.
Simon’s experience in the voluntary sector came through working as a Patient Advocate with the Citizens’ Advice Bureau in Ashworth Hospital. He then worked for Age Concern Cheshire in roles that encompassed information and advice, lobbying and campaigning.
Simon joined the NHS in July 2000 as Chief Officer, Warrington Community Health Council before moving to work in Warrington Community Healthcare NHS Trust and 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Trust, which were NHS provider organisations and in which he held roles that supported the Trust Board and Executive Team.
Simon has also worked in commissioning in specialised services across North West England, NHS Halton and St Helens Primary Care Trust (PCT) and as Chief Officer of NHS Halton CCG.