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Integrated Care System Board

The role of the Integrated Care System (ICS) Board is to provide leadership and development of an overarching strategy for Lancashire and South Cumbria, oversight and facilitation of the delivery of sustainability, transformation and design of the future state of health and care.

The Board will meet on a monthly basis to consider progress and risks in the implementation of the shadow integrated care system’s aims and objectives and approve any mitigation measures and other action required to assure success, in line with the approved programme.


Membership comprises:

  • The nationally appointed ICS lead
  • An executive lead from each ICP
  • Up to five Non-Executives/Lay Members appointed from among the existing NHS organisations for their experience and knowledge
  • Upper Tier Local Authority nominated Councillor representatives from each of Lancashire County Council, Cumbria County Council, Blackburn with Darwen Council and Blackpool Council
  • ICS Executives, including officers from NHS England and NHS Improvement who are part of the ICS Executive Team
  • A Primary Care provider professional representative
  • Medical Director for Lancashire and South Cumbria ICS
  • Other officers in attendance as required

The four upper tier local authority representatives are the chairs of the four Health and Wellbeing Boards in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

The five non-executive directors have been appointed following a formal recruitment process. The successful candidates are:

  • Ian Cherry from NHS Greater Preston Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Isla Wilson from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mike Wedgeworth from East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Michael Hearty from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sue Musson from Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

These governance arrangements provide a fair approach to representation from individual organisations. No single organisation from the five NHS trusts, eight Clinical Commissioning Groups, four upper tier Local Authorities and twelve districts have a right of veto Lancashire and South Cumbria-wide decisions.

The recommendations that emerge from the priority workstreams of the partnership can be passed en-route to the ICS Board through a number of advisory groups for assurance. This includes assurance on clinical priority by the Care Professionals Board, economic priority by the Finance Investment Group, operational feasibility by the Provider Board and commissioning feasibility by the Collaborative Commissioning Board.

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