New Health Chief For Merton

Aim to offer the right health outcomes

Adam Doyle has taken up his new role as Chief Officer of NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group. 

Commenting on his new post, Mr Doyle said: "As Chief Officer, I have the privilege of leading an excellent team dedicated to achieving one goal: Ensure Merton residents have access to NHS services in the right place, at the right time, from the right people, with the right outcomes."

Mr Doyle added: "I want Merton residents to know that my team and I are absolutely committed to talking to local people, listening to what they have to say about the NHS and giving patients, families and carers the chance to influence how the NHS works for them. We are keen to hear from local residents, and email is one of the best ways to contact us, via"

Prior to being appointed Chief Officer, Mr Doyle was Director of Commissioning and Planning for NHS Merton CCG for 2 years. In that role, he spearheaded the successful development of the recently opened Nelson Health Centre.

Merton CCG has also awarded a new contract to KCA to provide innovative mental health services in the London Borough of Merton from October 1 2015.

Local residents who receive treatment from the existing mental health service providers will be unaffected, as there will be a managed transition across to the new provider.  KCA will offer a wide range of psychological therapies for people who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, low mood and stress.

Dr Andrew Otley, Clinical Director for Mental Health at Merton CCG, said: "I am pleased to announce the appointment of KCA, who will be joining the group of organisations that deliver mental health services for people in Merton.

"This service is free and confidential and local residents will be able to either self-refer or speak to their GP who can refer them. Existing patients will be kept fully informed of any changes to their on-going treatment."

KCA, a subsidiary of Addaction, provides mental health, substance misuse and family services across London and the South East and has supported people with their mental health and wellbeing since 1975.

KCA's services will include a range of evidence based interventions and treatments, such as counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and group work. They will also provide workshops and one to one sessions with professional, highly trained therapists.

June 25, 2015