Prem Singh, Integrated Care Board Chair Designate

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Prem Singh Independent ChairFollowing a robust recruitment process, NHS England and NHS Improvement have recommended, and the Secretary of State has agreed, that Prem Singh (current Independent Chair for the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care System (ICS)) is to be the local NHS Integrated Care Board (ICB) Chair designate.

Prem is a former nurse who has served the NHS for 45 years and is currently Chairman of Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust and has served at board level for 30 years, with 11 years as a Chief Executive.

He is the Senior Independent Trustee of the NHS Confederation Board and member of the Chairs Advisory Partnership of 25 Chairs nationally hosted by the Chairman of NHS Improvement. Prem is also currently on the Midlands Strategic Transformation and Recovery Board and Chairs the Timely and Safe Restoration and Recovery of services working Group.

He was previously appointed to take the lead on Inclusive Leadership on the National Leadership Council and named in the inaugural HSJ listing, as a Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) Pioneer. He has a background in general and psychiatric nursing, having previously led community, mental health and learning disability services, including as an Executive Director of Nursing and Quality.