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Trust chief leaves NHSE role

Published on: 5 Sep 2022

A provider chief also serving as an NHS England director is returning to his trust full time, with another NHSE director taking over his responsibilities.

Matthew Winn has been NHSE community services director for three years as well as Cambridgeshire Community Services Trust CEO.

James Sanderson, who is NHSE’s director of personalised care, has now also taken on the community services role. Mr Sanderson is stepping down as CEO of the National Academy for Social Prescribing, an additional role he has held for three years since establishing the NASP.

Mr Winn announced: “I have… been privileged to work with so many talented and dedicated people. We have set up, almost from scratch, the policy, delivery, data, digital and workforce teams for community healthcare nationally.

“The team have led and delivered on so much work – [two-hour] community response; virtual wards; discharge to assess; enhanced health in care homes; the new anticipatory care model; community rehabilitation and in gestation a new intermediate care framework for England.”

He said he now wanted to “spend more time in the trust to support the delivery on all of the exciting collaboration and developments we are involved with across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes; Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and [Norfolk and Waveney]”.

He will remain a specialist adviser on community health for NHSE. 

He added: “The new ministerial teams likely to be announced next week must ensure that the NHS and social care policy and funding associated with care at home and non acute health services are prioritised and enhanced further to ensure integrated care systems can arrange care in the most cost effective and sustainable way going forward.”

Mr Sanderson said on Twitter: “The [NASP] journey has been an incredible one that I will cherish forever, and I am so grateful to have been able to contribute to its many successes as an organisation and to the growth of #SocialPrescribing more widely.”

Mr Sanderson will retain his current responsibilities at NHSE, which include personalised care and palliative and end of life care.

Amanda Doyle took up the wider role of director of primary and community care for NHSE, reporting to Sir David Sloman, in the summer, following Ian Dodge’s departure.