Shane Devlin has been announced as the Chief Executive designate of the new Integrated Care Board (ICB) for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
The new statutory body will form part of the wider Integrated Care System (ICS) for the area, known as the Healthier Together Partnership. Shane will be responsible for overseeing complex services and population health improvement programmes for a population of just over 1 million people.
The appointment follows a nationally run competitive process to secure Chief Executives for ICBs across England, ahead of the bodies coming into being in April 2022. Shane has been Chief Executive of the Southern Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland, since March 2018, and was previously Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service. Shane will be relocating to the area, and takes up his new role early next year.
A Health and Care Bill that will put Integrated Care Systems on a statutory footing – to be comprised of new Integrated Care Boards and a wider Integrated Care Partnership – is currently progressing through Parliament. Like every organisation of its kind in the country, the BNSSG Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be dissolved, with the vast majority of staff transferring across to the new organisation.
The changes are set to commence from April 2022 and are designed to accelerate the progress made in recent years to better integrate health and care services around people’s needs.
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