Appointment of Partner Members to NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Board
1 July 2022 marks the first day of the new NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) and we are pleased to announce the appointment of five Partner Members which makes the Board complete.
As you’ll be aware, a significant change to the local NHS landscape is underway with the disestablishment of CCGs and the establishment of a new Integrated Care Board (ICB) for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
This much welcomed change will bring health and care organisations together in new ways, with a greater emphasis on collaboration and aligning the work of system partners to achieve our shared purpose to improve health outcomes and tackle inequalities, to enhance productivity and make best use of resources and to support social and economic development.
- Dr John Brewin from Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, to bring a perspective in connection with services relating to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
- Dr Kelvin Lim, from Eastwood Primary Care Centre to bring a perspective in connection with services relating to general practice, PCNs, dental, community pharmacy and optometry providers.
- Catherine Underwood from Nottingham City Council to bring a perspective of the social care needs and health and wellbeing characteristics of people living in an urban city area.
- Melanie Brooks from Nottinghamshire County Council, to bring a perspective of the social care needs and health and wellbeing characteristics of people living in market towns and rural towns.
- Paul Robinson from Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, to bring a perspective of hospital, urgent and emergency care services.
These ICB Board roles will be held alongside the individual’s current role.
In a joint statement, Dr Kathy McLean, Chair designate of the ICB, and Amanda Sullivan, Chief Executive designate, said: “The Partner Members of our Board will be critical to the ICB, bringing their knowledge and a perspective from their sectors to the work of the Board, and playing a key role in establishing new ways of working across the system to meet the needs of our citizens.
“In Nottingham and Nottinghamshire we have a successful history of integrated working between the NHS, local government and voluntary sector working together to improve health and care services for our population. The Covid-19 vaccination programme is a standout example of our excellent partnership working.
“We are ambitious for our citizens. They need the best possible health and care deal. We have all the talent between us to be one of the best systems. We look forward to continuing our journey to improve population health and ultimately provide better outcomes for people.”
The Board will meet for the first time on 1 July and papers will be available from 24 June.