Senior leadership changes in our area

From Monday 1 June, a number of leadership changes will take place in the west of Essex and Hertfordshire.

Dr Jane Halpin (pictured left) will become the new lead officer for the Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care System – formally known as the STP – as well as the joint Accountable Officer (Chief Executive) of the three NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in the area – Herts Valleys CCG, West Essex CCG and East and North Hertfordshire CCG.

Dr Halpin is very much looking forward to getting to grips with her new role and getting to know the people and organisations across our system.

Given the pressure everyone is under at the moment, and to maintain continuity, the following interim measures have been put in place. Dr Halpin has asked David Evans from Herts Valleys CCG and Andrew Geldard from West Essex CCG to act as the interim managing directors of their respective organisations until the end of June. Sharn Elton has agreed to fulfil the interim managing director role for East and North Hertfordshire CCG, where she is currently the Director of Operations. For an interim period, David, Andrew and Sharn will provide continuity and handle the day-to-day reporting and line management responsibilities that would have previously sat with the CCG’s Chief Executives.

At the ICS, Beverley Flowers has agreed to take up the interim responsibility for ICS system transformation and integration, subject to the conclusion of a consultation process. These transition arrangements will enable Beverley to continue with the work she has led across the ICS, while supporting Jane with a hand-over.

In due course Jane will focus her attention on bringing together a joint management team for the three CCGs.

As you may already know, Iain MacBeath, Director of Adult Care Services at Hertfordshire County Council, who has been the joint STP lead officer with Beverley, will be taking up an exciting new post in Bradford later this summer.

Find out more about Dr Jane Halpin and her new roles in our area on the Healthier Future website. You can also find out more about the announcement that health and care organisations from the west of Essex and Hertfordshire have achieved ‘Integrated Care System’ status.

Thank you for your ongoing support, hard work and dedication to providing our residents with the best possible health and care services during this extremely challenging period.

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