Health and care bodies reveal the map that will transform healthcare in England
National health and care bodies in England have published details of the 44 ‘footprint’ areas that will bring local health and care leaders, organisations and communities together to develop local blueprints for improved health, care and finances over the next five years, delivering the NHS Five Year Forward View.
Senior leaders who will be leading this work have also been confirmed today, with broadly equal representation from clinical commissioning groups and from hospitals and other providers of care, as well as some key figures from local authorities, recognising the need for local systems to work in partnership. They include:
- Dr Amanda Doyle OBE, GP, Chief Clinical Officer of NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group and Co-Chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners (Lancashire and South Cumbria footprint)
- Sir Andrew Morris, Chief Executive of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust (Frimley Health footprint)
- Angela Pedder OBE, Chief Executive of the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (Devon footprint)
- David Sloman, Chief Executive of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (North Central London footprint)
- David Smith, Chief Executive of NHS Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West footprint)
- Sir Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive of Manchester City Council (Greater Manchester footprint)
- Mark Rogers, Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council and President of the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (Birmingham and Solihull footprint), and
- Toby Sanders, Accountable Officer of NHS West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland footprint).
Mark Rogers, leader for Birmingham and Solihull footprint, said: “I am pleased that through a natural consensus, my council and NHS colleagues across Solihull and Birmingham have shown faith and confidence in me to take and develop a system leadership role across our shared places.
“This will give me the opportunity to see if we can make some pretty seismic changes to the way we address the needs of local people at a time when quality, service models and finances are all under immense pressure. I look forward to working collaboratively with the many organisations who can – and must – act together and in harmony to improve our citizens’ lives.”
To read the NHS England release in full, please click here.