A stalwart of the NHS and Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG, Richard Nugent, died on Friday evening having lost his battle with a long-term illness.
Prof Nick Harding, Chair of the CCG, said: “Richard was an amazing man, a true gentleman and community champion and an advocate of the NHS. He will be greatly missed.“
Richard stood down from his role as a non-executive direction of the CCG in June of last year. He worked in the health service for 35 years and was involved with Sandwell and West Birmingham since 2000. He served on the Primary Care Commissioning Committee and Audit Committee, and chaired Sandwell PCT, 2006-2011.
Photograph: Richard Nugent (left) with Prof Nick Harding (right)