Recruitment process begins to appoint designate chief executives of NHS Integrated Care Boards

NHS England and Improvement have begun a recruitment process to appoint designate chief executives of the anticipated 42 NHS Integrated Care Boards, subject to legislation.

The advert has gone live on the national microsite where all information can be read.

Integrated care systems (ICSs) have been established across England 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. The government intends to put ICSs on a statutory footing in April 2022 and has proposed legislation to achieve this, which includes the establishment of 42 NHS Integrated Care Boards (ICBs).

Recruitment is also currently underway to appoint designate chairs for future ICBs and those that have not already been appointed will be announced shortly.

The designate ICB chief executive role will be responsible for improving outcomes in population health and healthcare, working with colleagues, the community and partners to deliver a long-term strategy. Each ICB – serving between 500,000 and three million people – will hold a substantial budget for commissioning high quality patient care and the authority to establish performance arrangements to ensure this is delivered.