Programme Director Charlotte Joll retires

Charlotte Joll, Programme Director for South West London Collaborative Commissioning, retires today after 35 years of service to the NHS.

Charlotte is a Cambridge University graduate and joined the NHS in 1980. She has devoted her career to the service and to improving care for patients. She is a former Director of Strategy for South West London and Director of the South West London Cancer Network and has held a variety of senior NHS roles across London.

Charlotte Joll said:

“I feel incredibly lucky to have been part of the NHS for the whole of my working life and continue to be proud and amazed at the huge difference it makes to millions of people’s lives every day. I have really enjoyed being part of a team of committed local clinicians and managers who are determined to drive up the quality and sustainability of patient care in south west London and wish them well in this important endeavour.”

Dr Tony Brzezicki, GP Chair of Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group, said:

“I have worked with Charlotte over a number of years and she has been unstinting in her dedication to making sure the needs of patients were being met as well as they could be. We worked together on the South West London Cancer Network, the Better Services Better Value programme and more recently on South West London Collaborative Commissioning. She is a first class NHS manager and she will be missed.”

Dr Brendan Hudson, GP Chair of Sutton Clinical Commissioning Group, said:

“I have tremendous respect and admiration for Charlotte Joll. As well as being a passionate and articulate advocate of positive change, she has enormous personal integrity. I wish her the very best of luck on her retirement.”

Graham Mackenzie, Chief Officer of Wandsworth CCG and Senior Responsible Officer for South West London Collaborative Commissioning, added:

“We will miss Charlotte’s drive, dedication and leadership enormously in south west London. She has been a great colleague to work with and has always had a sense of humour and perspective. We wish Charlotte a happy, healthy and active retirement.”

Anne Rainsberry, Regional Director of NHS England (London) said;

“Charlotte has made a great contribution to the NHS throughout her career and most recently in her work in South West London. I wish her all the best and want to thank her for the work she has done on behalf of patients and services in London.”