Appointments to the South East London Integrated Care Board (ICB) 

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It is with huge pleasure that we are able to announce the following appointments to the new south east London integrated care board (ICB). 

Each individual remains designate in role upon their arrival until the 1 July 2022, and current leadership arrangements remain until then both for the CCG and the ICS.

Announcements on further appointments will be made in May 2022 and specific updates when appointees officially start in role.

ICB Directors and Senior Responsible Officers (SROs)

Having held several senior roles at the Department of Health and been a member of its Board, Richard is extremely familiar with how Government works at the highest levels. Before his retirement in April 2015, he was responsible for ensuring that the department itself, along with the health service, managed their finances effectively; and for this role, Richard was accountable to parliament. He also had primary responsibility for NHS policy and the government’s relationship with the NHS and from 2011 to 2014 was also Head of the Government Finance profession.

Andrew has performed the role of ICS lead for South East London since April 2018 and is currently the accountable officer for NHS South East London CCG.  He has worked as a leader within the south east London system for the last 12 years.  As ICS lead, he has convened and led a system response to Covid-19 and the vaccination programme. In addition to his south east London roles, Andrew is the primary care transformation lead for London and hosts London’s ICS Network.

Non-Executive Directors  

Peter has been an Executive Director for Housing, Planning and Economic Regeneration at London Borough of Hounslow.  He was previously Director of Housing, and Assistant Director, Housing, Leisure and Public Health.  Before joining local government, Peter spent 22 years in Whitehall, holding Division Director roles including for climate change and sustainable buildings; home buying and selling reform; local development and renewal; and liveability and sustainable communities

Paul is the former chief executive of Ealing Council (until December 2021) where he led the Future Ealing transformation programme.  He was previously acting chief executive and chief executive of Harrow and Bolton Councils respectively.  His experience of partnership working includes leading for SOLACE on health and social care, regeneration for the West London Alliance, and adult services for London Councils.  He is the CEO lead for Thrive LDN, London’s initiative to promote mental health wellbeing.  He the Audit Commission’s head of policy and was part of the central government team that drafted ‘Every Child Matters’ which has transformed England’s children services nationally.

Anu is a Board level local government and health leader, working across government and other agencies.  She has been a statutory Director of Adult Social Care and Chaired an Integrated Care NHS Trust.  Anu is passionate about person centred care and community empowerment; and has led on new relationships with communities for the NHS at national level, County Councils and Metropolitan Councils.  For the last year Anu has been the Independent Chair for Partnership Southwark, working with our vibrant communities to drive place-based health and care. 

Executive Directors

Sarah has worked in the NHS in south east London for the last 30 years.

During this time, she has worked in a variety of commissioning and system management roles, from borough through to south east London level and spanning all areas of service provision from primary care through to specialised services, including her current role as director of planning and commissioning for the NHS South East London CCG.

Tosca has an extensive 14-year board level experience covering public and voluntary sectors and joins the ICB from the East of England region – NHS England and Improvement, where she was the regional director of intensive support and delivery director for equality and health inequalities.  Prior to that, she was the assistant chief executive officer at North Staffordshire Combined NHS Trust, having previously worked at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton as director of governance and communications.  

Mike began his NHS career as part of the National Graduate Training Scheme graduating in 2002.

Having worked in several large London hospital trusts, Mike joined Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH) in 2012 as the Deputy Director of Finance fulfilling this role and the role of Director of Resources and Performance before being appointed as Director of Finance Performance and Contracting in December 2016. 

Angela has 40 years’ experience in the NHS having trained as a nurse in Exeter and a midwife at King’s College Hospital, London.

Her previous role was as chief nurse, chief operating officer for Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, having previously held senior leadership roles in acute providers, a Strategic Health Authority and NHS Improvement.

Toby has been a consultant rheumatologist at Guy’s at St Thomas’ NHS Hospital Foundation Trust since 2009.  He trained at Guys and St Thomas’ and undertook much if his specialist training in South East London.  He has been a clinical director at the Trust since 2018 and helped to lead the Trust’s response to the pandemic in outpatient care.

He completed a PhD in 2009 and has maintained research interests in imaging of arthritis and service design.  He is one of the leads for ambulatory care transformation at GSTT and has led a number of innovative projects in digital health which have recently achieved national recognition. He has particular interests in user-centred design as applied to healthcare, population health and value-based healthcare.

Jonty is a practicing GP whose ongoing work on the frontline of primary care allows him to retain perspective on both the challenges facing healthcare providers and the needs of patients.  He has had a career that spans education and the media and has worked as a system leader in south east London for over ten years. In 2017 Jonty was appointed medical director for primary care and digital transformation for the London region of NHS England. Currently he is the clinical chair of NHS South East London CCG and in 2019 joined Imperial College Health Partners as Executive Clinical Director – a role that enables him to pursue his passion for digital innovation, data driven population health improvement, and public involvement in the work of the NHS.

Beverley is chief digital Information officer at Guy’s and St Thomas’ and Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts, a dual board-level role. Previously, she has held various posts in the NHS and in industry, including as director of digital technology at NHS England, leading national initiatives including Tech Funds and Patient Online post the NPfIT era. 

Ranjeet has over 20 years of communication and engagement experience working in the NHS, local, and central government, including six years at board level. He has significant experience in leading award-winning teams and managing large scale programmes to improve services for staff, patients, carers and local communities. Currently Ranjeet is the executive director of communications, public affairs and stakeholder engagement at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Julie Screaton joined Guy’s and St Thomas’ as chief people officer in 2017, having previously been regional director for London and the South East for Health Education England. She has worked in a range of workforce roles at local, regional and national level over the course of her career.

Angela, a public health doctor, is currently the CCG’s place-based director for Bromley.  In her new role, she is looking forward to working with all local partners to build on the successes of the One Bromley partnership. Her particular focus will be on the system adopting a population health management approach to tackling problems in health and reducing variation in outcomes

Andrew is an experienced NHS system leader committed to working in partnership to improve the health of communities and secure high-quality care in South London for over 30 years.  

As strategic director for integrated health and care for both Lambeth Council and for NHS South East London CCG, he been responsible for taking forward the Lambeth Together place partnership, as part of the South East London Integrated Care System.

Stuart has over 42 years’ experience in health and social care, which has included health and social care roles as joint commissioner at senior level.  He has been a director of adult social services (DASS) for 14 years and has led health and social care integration in his previous role in Berkshire West and for the past five years in Bexley.  

He was appointed to the joint role of DASS (Bexley Council) and borough director (for the CCG) in July 2020.

Sarah is Director of Health and Adult Services in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Deputy Chief Executive of the Council.  She joined Royal Greenwich in 2019 from Camden Council where she was Executive Director for Communities.  She has 30 years’ experience in Local Government, working in several London Boroughs, including senior roles in commissioning and operational delivery, covering a wide range of Council services. 

Sarah led national policy for mental health, dementia and disabilities at the Department of Health, responsible for the introduction of mental health access standards, Transforming Care programme and the Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge. Sarah has held regional Association of Directors Adult Social Services (ADASS) roles, was a member of the London Clinical Senate and is President Elect of ADASS.

We can also announce that the Greenwich Place Executive Director will be supported by Neil Kennett-Brown as the Place Chief Operating Officer for the borough.

*These ICB roles will be held alongside the individual’s current role and performed on a part-time basis

On 1 July 2022, pending the legislation currently making its way through Parliament, Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) will be established in England.  Preparations for this in south east London are well progressed following our designation as London’s first Integrated Care System in 2019 and building upon our experience as a partnership throughout the pandemic.