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Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria Leadership Team

A recruitment process has been completed and a team of executive leaders are now in place for the Integrated Care System. The executive team has been in place since September 2018 and will lead the collaborative work of all partners within Lancashire and South Cumbria.


Profiles for the executive team are below:


Dr Amanda Doyle

Chief Officer

Dr Amanda Doyle is the lead for the Lancashire and South Cumbria integrated care system, leading a large health and care transformation programme across the patch and the Chief Clinical Officer for Blackpool and Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Amanda has been a GP for more than 20 years, practising in a large Practice in a deprived area of Blackpool, which, in addition to Primary Medical Services, provides a range of urgent care services for patients across the Fylde Coast. 

Amanda was the Co-Chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners from 2013 - 2018. 

She was Senior Responsible Officer for the Primary Care Component of the Long Term Plan and was involved in the leadership of the Health Inequalities, Prevention and Personalisation elements.  

She was part of the national General Medical Services (GMS) Negotiation Team in 2018 which delivered the reformed GMS Contract.  

Amanda maintains an interest in Urgent Care. She was for 10 years a Medical Director of the local GP Out of Hours service. 

Amanda was awarded an OBE for services to Primary Care and Commissioning in 2014. 

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Talib Yaseen

Executive Director of Transformation

Talib is an experienced clinical and strategic director with 40 years in nursing and health care leadership. After qualifying as a nurse, Talib specialised in intensive care before taking managerial and executive nursing roles. He has undertaken a number of Chief Nurse and Executive Leadership roles at provider and system level and has substantial international healthcare experience.

Talib was awarded an O.B.E. from the Queen of England in 1998 for his services to nursing management and Furness General Hospital.


Gary Raphael

Executive Director of Finance and Investment

Gary is an experienced director of finance with over 30 years NHS experience in provider and commissioning roles, most recently at Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group.


Andrew Bennett

Executive Director of Commissioning

Andrew joined the NHS in Preston in 1989 and has a general management background. He was appointed as the Chief Officer of Lancashire North CCG in August 2012 having held senior roles in hospital management, commissioning and performance improvement. He was the Senior Responsible Officer for the ‘Better Care Together’ programme across Morecambe Bay between 2013 and 2018.

As a result of the partnership work undertaken to implement ‘Better Care Together’, Andrew became the Chief Officer of Morecambe Bay CCG in April 2017 and in September 2018 was appointed the Executive Lead for Commissioning for Lancashire and South Cumbria. 


Mr Andy Curran

Executive Medical Director

Andy is a practicing consultant in emergency medicine. He has worked in a number of hospitals in North West England in various specialities and with the London Air Ambulance Service.

Andy has extensive experience in pre-hospital care and is Medical Director for the North West Air Ambulance. Prior to taking on this role he was Deputy Medical Director for the North West Ambulance Service with responsibility for Cumbria and Lancashire, Network Director of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Major Trauma Network and previously been the Major Trauma lead for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals.


Jackie Hanson

Director of Nursing and Care Professionals

Jackie is a Registered Nurse and Health Visitor. She has held the positions of Deputy Chief Officer and Director of Quality & Chief Nurse for East Lancashire CCG, Director of Governance, Quality and Service Transformation for East Lancashire Primary Care Trust and had executive responsibility for quality, safeguarding, medicines optimisation and research portfolios from within East Lancashire.

Her special interests include management learning and leadership, whole system transformation and coaching and mentoring.

Jane Cass - Director of Assurance, Delivery and Performance

Carl Ashworth - Director of Strategy and Policy

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