Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System leadership team


David Flory

David Flory

Independent Chair for Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System

David Flory

Since 2015, David has been the Chief of Hospitals at Hamad Medical Corporation in the State of Qatar, responsible for 14 hospitals with 2,500 beds, providing a full range of secondary and tertiary services for the country.

Prior to moving to the Middle East, David had 22 years board level experience as Chief Executive and Executive Director of NHS organisations in England, including six years working as Deputy Chief Executive/Director General in the Department of Health for England.


Andrew Bennett

Interim Chief Officer

Andrew Bennett

Andrew has taken over as Interim Chief Officer, following Dr Amanda Doyle's appointment by NHS England and NHS Improvement as the new Regional Director for the North West.

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 Director for Commissioning for Lancashire and South Cumbria. 


Mr Andy Curran

Executive Medical Director

Mr Andy Curran

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.



Jane Scattergood 

Director of Nursing and Quality 


Jane Scattergood

Jane qualified as a registered nurse in 1990, a midwife in 1992 and a specialist community public health nurse (health visitor) in 2002. Jane is a community practice teacher for post-registration students and an independent non-medical prescriber.

Graduating from the NHS Management Training Scheme in 1996 and currently serving as a registrant panel member with the Nursing and Midwifery Council for fitness to practise hearings, Jane has a special interest in maximising the contribution of nursing, nurses as leaders, public health nursing and professional regulation and discipline. Jane was awarded the title Queens Nurse in 2019.

Jane brings expertise in public health interventions for the population, particularly in the fields of maternity, early years and population screening programmes and has a special interest in quality assurance, quality improvement and demonstrating the impact of strategies and interventions. Jane is a standing member of the NICE Quality Standards Advisory Committee.

Jane is currently leading the establishment and roll out of the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme in Lancashire and South Cumbria and has a keen and proactive focus on equity and minimising health inequalities. Jane is an Honorary Member of the Faculty of Public Health.

Clinically Jane is particularly interested in safeguarding, families affected by drug and alcohol use, families affected by offending behaviour, families affected by parental mental health, infant mental health, families affected by poverty, breastfeeding, public health midwifery, improving outcomes by influencing the health of the pregnant population, health of pre-school looked after children.

Jane volunteers as an Independent Custody Visitor.

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Talib Yaseen

Executive Director of Transformation

Talib Yaseen

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 OBE 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 Raphael

Gary is a CIPFA qualified accountant with 39 years experience in the NHS, 26 of them as an executive director in finance and commissioning as well as two chief executive roles. In Manchester Primary Care Trust (PCT) he led the financial strategy for the Greater Manchester children’s and maternity programme, ’Making it Better’, having already played a leading role in developing proposals for public consultation. As CEO at Eastern Cheshire PCT he fronted the public consultation for Making it Better.

Gary also has experience as Deputy CEO and Finance Director in an acute/community services foundation trust and chaired the Greater Manchester provider Directors of Finance group.

Gary joined Blackpool PCT in 2012, helping to establish the CCG and played a leading role in the development of the Fylde Coast Vanguard, including a new form of community-based specialist support for older people with complex conditions.

In 2016 Gary became finance lead for the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System. He was instrumental in enabling the Partnership to obtain Integrated Care System (ICS) status and works closely with national colleagues to ensure that the needs and views of ICSs are reflected in the development of national policy.


Jackie Hanson

Director of Nursing and Care Professionals

Jackie Hanson

Jackie is a Registered Nurse and Health Visitor. She has held the positions of Deputy Chief Officer and Director of Quality and 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 wearing a black suit, smiling.

Jane Cass

Director of Strategic Transformation / Locality Director NHSEI

Jane Cass

A Public Health Consultant by profession, Jane has spent much of her career in Lancashire and South Cumbria before moving to a regional team as a Public Health Specialist, Public Heath commissioning and also time as Deputy Director with Public Health England NW before assuming the locality director role for NHSEI responsible for commissioning performance, improvement and emergency planning.

Now within NHSEI regional team, Jane’s focus is in supporting the ICS to assume the responsibilities of a statutory organisation from April 2022.

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Carl Ashworth 

Director of Strategy and Policy

Carl Ashworth

Carl has been a senior member of the Midlands & Lancashire CSU management team since its inception in 2013, heading up the development of the CSU’s transformational offer to Lancashire CCGs through the Service Redesign and Referral Management functions. Over recent years, this has involved his role and that of his team being aligned to the Lancashire & South Cumbria ICS, providing the PMO and policy support to system programmes and its constituent workstreams, as well as leadership in the development of strategy, operational planning, policy development and implementation and corporate governance. More recently, he has played an operational role in the ICS response to the COVID emergency, supporting the work of the out -of-hospital cell and taking his turn in chairing the system Gold Command room.

Carl has over 30 years’ NHS management experience and has an extensive understanding of NHS culture, organisation and policy. He was previously Director of the Commissioning Business Service in Greater Manchester, where he was instrumental in overseeing the development and delivery of CBS services and product range to PCTs, drawing together a number of collective management resources into the new organisation. The CBS – an NHS shared service working to a commercial operating model - provided commissioning support to PCTs in Greater Manchester and beyond.

Carl completed study for a MSc in Health Economics and Health Policy at Birmingham University, where, after having worked in health service commissioning since the introduction of the internal market and the purchaser-provider split, he was fascinated to learn in his first lecture that there was complete market failure in healthcare that has subsequently informed his work at the ICS in supporting collaborative system-wide working.


Sam Proffitt 

Director of Provider Sustainability

Sam Proffitt

Sam joined the ICS in June 2021 as Director of Provider Sustainability

Sam is a qualified accountant working within the NHS and Third sector organisations since 1993 when she started as a graduated trainee. Sam has spent the majority of her career working within NHS provider organisations and has over 13 years Board level experience as a Director of Finance but also has experience system working in Cheshire and Merseyside. In addition, she has been a Trustee for a charity providing a range of services including shared lives and supported living for 7 years. 

Sam is passionate about making a positive difference to the people we support and continuing to develop strong partnerships with our colleagues across all sectors to drive improvements for our people though greater collaboration. Sam's role is support the development of the Provider Collaboration and financial recovery agenda across Lancashire and South Cumbria.

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