NHS England and NHS Improvement are currently recruiting new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) designates for all 42 Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) around the country. The three ICBs in the West of England region have recently made these appointments, and the West of England AHSN are delighted to continue working with our local systems, their boards and appointed designate CEOs.

Shane Devlin has been announced as the Chief Executive designate of the new ICB for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG).

Sue Harriman, CEO of Solent NHS Community and Mental Health Trust in Hampshire, has been appointed designate Chief Executive of the NHS Bath and Northeast Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) ICB.

Mary Hutton, currently One Gloucestershire Integrated Care System (ICS) lead, has been appointed as CEO designate of the new Gloucestershire ICB.

Tasha Swinscoe, Chief Executive Officer for the West of England AHSN said:

“I would like to congratulate the three designate CEOs on their appointments. Here at the AHSN we’re looking forward to working with Shane, Sue and Mary and their teams to continue to support ICS priorities and the transition to the new ways of working with ICBs.

The AHSNs priorities are closely aligned to our member and system priorities – by working together we’ll continue to support ongoing system transformation and adoption of proven innovations around tackling health inequity, providing more integrated, patient-centred care and the Sustainable NHS agenda”.

What is an Integrated Care Board (ICB)?

At the end of March 2022, the functions of all Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) will transition to ICBs. This is part of the Health and Care Bill, currently going through Parliament, which sets out plans to put Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) on a statutory footing, empowering them to better join up health and care services, improve population health and reduce health inequalities.

Each ICS will be led by both an ICB (the organisation with responsibility for NHS functions and budgets, formerly the CCG), and an Integrated Care Partnership (ICP), a statutory committee bringing together all system partners, including local authorities, to produce a health and care strategy. Find out more on the NHS website.

The ICB will work collaboratively with partner organisations including the AHSN, VCSE sector and people and communities in each Integrated Care System (ICS).

Read more about the membership of the AHSN here. 

Posted on November 19, 2021

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