The Integrated Care System (ICS) Board is responsible for agreeing, overseeing and leading on the delivery of Together We’re Better’s transformational health and care strategy for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.
The Board meets monthly and is made up of senior responsible officers from each of our work programmes(who also serve as senior clinicians or executives in our partner organisations). Also in attendance are Healthwatch, NHS England, GPs and senior members of Together We’re Better’s Executive team.
It is chaired by our Independent Chair and is governed by the following key principles:
The needs of citizens, patients, carers and their families are at the heart of all our decisions
Solutions will be commissioner-led, but co-designed in collaboration with service providers, clinicians and the public
We will adopt robust and transparent planning processes and solutions will be evidence and needs based
Health and care leaders across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent will hold each other to account
Social care, mental and physical health will be treated equally
While the planning and strategy will focus on the health and care system in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent in its entirety, delivery will be local and differentiated to the need of local people
Our solutions will need to deliver constitutional targets
The Board considers and takes decisions on recommendations from each of our work programmes, whilst also monitoring their progress and holding them to account. It also makes recommendations to the Boards and Governing Bodies of our partner organisations.
The Board is accountable to our partner organisations, NHS England and NHS Improvement for the successful development and implementation of the health and care transformation agenda.
The Board is comprised of the Chief Executive or equivalent (or a nominated individual) of Together We’re Better’s partner organisations. Other representation on the Board is listed below:
Together We’re Better (TWB) Independent Chair – Prem Singh
TWB Vice Chair – David Pearson
TWB Director – Simon Whitehouse
TWB Finance Director – Paul Taylor
Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Accountable Officer – Marcus Warnes
University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, Chief Executive – Tracy Bullock
University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, Chair – David Wakefield
University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, Executive Medical Director – John Oxtoby
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, Managing Director of Burton Hospital – Duncan Bedford (attending for Chief Executive Gavin Boyle)
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, Chair – Kathy Mclean
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Chief Executive – Neil Carr (also attends in his capacity as SRO for TWB’s Workforce programme)
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Chair – Richard Cotterell
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust, Chief Executive – Peter Axon (also attends in his capacity as SRO for TWB’s OD and Leadship programme and the Digital programme)
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust, Chair – David Rogers
Staffordshire County Council, Chief Executive – John Henderson
Staffordshire County Council Leader – Alan White
Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Chief Executive – Jon Rouse
Stoke-on-Trent City Council Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care & Health – Ally Simcock
Stoke-on-Trent City Council Director of Adult Social Care, Health Integration and Wellbeing – Paul Edmondson-Jones
Staffordshire and Surrounds CCG, Chair, and SRO for TWB Digital programme - Paddy Hannigan
North Staffordshire CCG, Chair – Alison Bradley
Cannock Chase CCG, Chair – Gary Free
Stoke-on-Trent CCG, Chair – Lorna Clarson
East Staffordshire CCG Chair and Chair of STP Assembly – Rachel Gallyot
South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG, Chair – Shammy Noor
North Alliance Board, Chair – Mike Pyrah
NHS England and NHS Improvement representative
Healthwatch Staffordshire representative
Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent representative
Support Staffordshire representative
2 X Primary Care provider representatives
Public representation according to the agenda
Other external stakeholders as appropriate
Meetings of the Integrated Care System (ICS) Board are now held in public on a bi-monthly basis. These virtual meetings will be live streamed and links to the meetings will be available here. Recordings of previous meetings (from February 2021 onwards) can also be found here, along with meeting papers.
When clicking the meeting links below you will be taken to a page where the livestreams/recordings are hosted. You do not need to register your email address to watch the livestream and/or recording. Once the meeting starts, the text on the page will be replaced with the video window. After the meeting, this will be replaced with the recording.
The next meeting in public will take place on 17 June, 2pm until 4pm.