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Recruitment begins for our new Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care System (ICS) Chair

We are seeking a new Chair to lead the improvement of the health and wellbeing of a million people in our local area. 
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As we move to the next stage of our journey, we are looking for a committed and dynamic Chair who can build and enhance relationships within the community, as well as with a range of stakeholders locally and nationally.

Health and care organisations across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are becoming more joined up than ever before with the development of the ICS. It brings together health and care organisations, as well as local councils to deliver personalised care and improve population health, through partnership, shared leadership and collaborative action. 

Our shared vision of working together to improve the health and wellbeing of local people throughout their lives will happen in neighbourhoods, local places and across the whole of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. 

Our area is home to some world class research and healthcare institutes, including Europe’s largest centre of medical research and health science at Cambridge Biomedical Campus, the UK’s main heart and lung transplant centre at Royal Papworth Hospital, and world class university institutions, which has been the epicentre of many medical breakthroughs throughout the years. With new Cancer and Children’s Hospitals also in the pipeline, our area is one with significant opportunities to make a real difference.

We are also an area with some significant health inequalities, housing some of the most affluent and some of the most deprived wards in the country. As an ICS we are seeking to tackle health inequalities and maximise the opportunities created by the research and innovative work that takes place in our area. Our ICS partners are committed to taking responsibility for the coordination of services and planning of health and care in a way that improves population health and reduces inequalities between different groups.

With our response to COVID-19, the biggest health emergency in recent history, we have already demonstrated both the need for and potential of this level of collaborative action. The deployment and management of capacity, resources, greater transparency, and collective accountability across multiple organisations in the health, care and the voluntary sector during the pandemic must be continued and developed. 

Our COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Team has successfully delivered more than 1.1 million total doses to date, with more people getting vaccinated every day. To ensure that nobody is left behind with the vaccination programme, we have launched The Vaccinators on Tour campaign, led by NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and in collaboration with partners, to bring more COVID-19 vaccination opportunities into local communities.

We also successfully completed the relocation of the Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) to Peterborough City Hospital (PCH) on 1 July as part of a wider piece of work that has seen the reconfiguration of Urgent and Emergency Care at PCH, in a bid to improve patient experience and reduce pressure on the hospital’s emergency department. 

In 2020, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough ICS partners launched the Peterborough Mental Health Exemplar, a pilot focused on cultivating a shift from a team-centred model – where patients move in and out of healthcare teams – to a patient-centred model where members from different teams come together to provide consistent care to the patient when and where they need it.

The ICS has also demonstrated its ability to co-ordinate world-class knowledge from renowned local institutes such as the University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Cancer Research UK, to improve patient care. An example of this is the development of the cytosponge test, whereby working with local GPs, the CCG-hosted research team, the ICS and its partners at the University, a new test was created to screen patients for Barret’s oesophagus cancer within GP practices. The cytosponge test was originally trialled in hospital and is now rolling out to GP practices through mobile units, with the first of these units installed in June.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a senior individual to be part of an ambitious, hardworking system that’s committed to delivering best in class service for our local people. So let’s work together. If you share our ICS vision, we welcome you to apply. For vacancy details, download the recruitment pack via the England.NHS.uk website.

The closing date for applications is 12:00pm on 2 September 2021.

For further information about our new Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated care System, visit our Integrated Care System (ICS) webpage.

For vacancy details, download the recruitment pack via the England.NHS.uk website.

The closing date for applications is 12:00pm on 2 September 2021.