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ICB chair quits to lead two acute trusts

Published on: 20 Dec 2023

An integrated care board chair is to step down for a permanent role leading two trusts.

David Flory will resign from Lancashire and South Cumbria ICB, which he joined when it was in shadow form in 2020, to take over as substantive chair of Liverpool University Hospitals and Liverpool Women’s Hospital in March.

Mr Flory, who was the national NHS finance director at the Department of Health more than a decade ago, has been interim chair of LUH since the spring. The trust recently formed a shared leadership model with LWH and advertised for a joint chair.

L&SC chief executive Kevin Lavery told stakeholders today: “David will take up his joint chair role in March 2024, giving time to develop and announce plans in the new year for recruitment of a new chair for Lancashire and South Cumbria ICB.

“I am very grateful for David’s leadership and commitment to Lancashire and South Cumbria over the last four years, and there will be time in the new year to thank David and wish him well before he departs as chair.”

From 2015 to 2020, Mr Flory worked in Qatar before rejoining the NHS. He briefly served as interim chair of Cheshire and Merseyside ICB when it was in shadow form.

Previous version of story incorrectly stated an individual cannot chair an ICB and provider trust on a permanent basis.