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Chief Executive

Lancashire and South Cumbria
Up to £270,000
Closing date
26 Sep 2021

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NHS England, Integrated Care System
Executive, Chief Executive
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Lancashire and South Cumbria ICS is a partnership of NHS, local authority, public sector, voluntary, faith and social enterprise and academic organisations. We work together to join up health and care services, listen to the priorities of our communities, local people and patients and tackle some of the biggest challenges we are all facing.

We have an ambitious vision to empower and support healthy local communities, so that local people have the best start in life and can live and age well.

Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria is the name of our shared vision and five-year strategy for improving health and care services and helping the 1.8 million people in Lancashire and South Cumbria live longer, healthier lives. To achieve this we will need to make difficult decisions about how and where our services are delivered and how we organise ourselves to achieve our aims as a partnership. We have listened to local people and worked together to set out how we will deliver the aims of the NHS Long Term Plan and address the most urgent needs of our population.

Our partners:

  • NHS organisations: Blackpool CCG, Blackburn with Darwen CCG, Chorley and South Ribble CCG, East Lancashire CCG, Fylde and Wyre CCG, Greater Preston CCG, Morecambe Bay CCG, West Lancashire CCG, NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, NHS North West Regional Specialised Commissioning Team, The Innovation Agency, the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for the North West Coast
  • Local authorities: Lancashire County Council, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Blackpool Council, Cumbria County Council, Preston City Council (Central Lancashire ICP), Chorley Council (Central Lancashire ICP), South Ribble Borough Council (Central Lancashire ICP), Fylde Council (Fylde Coast ICP), Wyre Council (Fylde Coast ICP), West Lancashire Borough Council (West Lancashire MCP), Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council (Morecambe Bay ICP), Lancaster City Council (Morecambe Bay ICP), South Lakeland District Council (Morecambe Bay ICP), Burnley Borough Council (Pennine Lancashire ICP), Hyndburn Borough Council (Pennine Lancashire ICP), Pendle Borough Council (Pennine Lancashire ICP), Ribble Valley Borough Council (Pennine Lancashire ICP), Rossendale Borough Council (Pennine Lancashire ICP)
  • Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE): The ICS has established strong partnerships with the VCFSE sector. A Voluntary Sector Partnership Alliance has been formed by the sector comprising chairs of VCFSE networks in each of the five local health and care partnerships.

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The Opportunity

Do you have the vision to deliver a new healthcare approach for patients in England?

Integrated care systems (ICSs) are partnerships of health and care organisations that come together to plan and deliver joined up services and to improve the health of people who live and work in their area. They exist to improve outcomes in population health and healthcare; tackle inequalities in patient outcomes, experience and access; enhance productivity and value for money and support broader social and economic development in their area.

As CEO of the ICS’s Integrated Care Board (ICB) you will work with your colleagues, your community and your partners to deliver a long-term strategy to achieve this.

There are now 42 ICSs covering the whole of England, each serving between 500,000 and three million people. Each ICB will hold a substantial budget for commissioning high quality patient care and the authority to establish performance arrangements to ensure this is delivered.

Final appointment as ICB Chief Executive would be dependent on the passage of the Health and Care Bill, and, subject to any potential amendments made to that Bill, be made formally by the ICB Chair on establishment.

These are significant, high-profile roles at the cutting edge of public sector reform. To succeed you will need:

  1. To share our belief that ICSs should reflect all the communities they serve and the ambition of the NHS long term plan.
  2. Significant board level, and CEO experience leading across regulated environments.
  3. Strong, strategic leadership skills, critical reasoning and numeracy, with the experience of stewardship of significant public funds, good governance and delivering impactful public outcomes.
  4. A track record of leading transformational and digital change and an ability to establish a new organisation, top-team and healthy, stakeholder-led culture across your system. You will know how to lead sophisticated engagement and performance strategies at system level.
  5. To be politically astute and an exceptional communicator. This will be demonstrated though a track record of building trusted partnerships which have driven practical, community-led change.
  6. To bring current health experience and thinking which drives improvements in care, long-term, preventative strategies for population health and for tackling health inequality.
  7. You will have great personal integrity and expect this in others. You will actively champion diversity, inclusion, and equality of opportunity for all.

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity.  We know through experience that the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better patient outcomes. We welcome applications irrespective of people’s age, disability, sex, gender, identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustment for people who have a disability.

Find out more

If you have any queries please refer to the Applicant Information Pack on this site initially.  If you would like a confidential discussion regarding the role, please contact: Peter Mason at Odgers Berndtson

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