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Pennine Lancashire Single Executive Team

The Chief Officer was pleased to announce that, following work with the CCGs’ Chairs and Executives to form a single Executive Team, the following portfolios were agreed and effective from the 1st June 2019:

Mr Roger Parr, Chief Finance Officer and Deputy Chief Officer (Blackburn with Darwen) 

Mr Parr will be the strategic lead for the statutory finance function for Blackburn with Darwen.  He will have a number of Pennine Lancashire responsibilities, including Integrated Commissioning with Local Authorities, efficiency planning, Estates and Local Improvement Finance Trust, Learning Disabilities, Individual Patient Activity/Personal Health Budgets and Contract Lead for Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust.

He will also undertake the role of Deputy Chief Officer for Blackburn with Darwen, responsible for the day-to-day business of the CCG. Performance, Delivery and Assurance, Emergency Planning, Resilience and Response and Corporate Business Planning will also sit within his portfolio.

Mrs Kirsty Hollis, Chief Finance Officer and Deputy Chief Officer (East Lancashire)

Mrs Hollis will be the strategic lead for the statutory finance function for East Lancashire. She will have a number of Pennine Lancashire responsibilities including the Economic Strategy together with Alliance Contracting, Digital and Information Technology and Contract Lead for East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and Mersey Care.

She will also undertake the role of Deputy Chief Officer for East Lancashire responsible for the day-to-day business of the CCG. The Finance Teams across both CCGs will sit within her portfolio, as will Corporate Governance, Information Governance (including Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO), Human Resources and Organisation Development, Legal and Communications and Engagement.

Mrs Claire Richardson (nee Jackson), Director of Population Strategy and Transformation

Mrs Richardson will continue to work across the two CCGs with the wider Pennine Lancashire Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) driving forward the ICP development, and the ICP programme with myself and Mr Kevin McGee, Accountable Officer, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.

She will also lead on elements of community care including Children and Young People, Social Prescribing and interface with Blackburn with Darwen Local Authority.  She will also support the development of neighbourhoods in Blackburn with Darwen.

Mr Alex Walker, Director of Performance and Delivery 

Mr Walker will be the strategic and transformation lead for Emergency and Urgent Care, Mental Health, Older People, and Primary Care.

He will also lead on transforming community services at scale, intermediate care, priority pathways such as Frailty, End of Life, Stroke, and interface with Lancashire County Council and District Councils and Primary Care Networks (PCNs). Mr Walker will support the development of neighbourhoods in East Lancashire.

Director of Quality and Chief Nurse

The former Director Mrs Jackie Hanson has been appointed as Director of Nursing — Professional and System Development at NHS England (North West).

There will therefore be one Director of Quality and Chief Nurse within the revised single Executive Team.  Mrs Kathryn Lord will continue in this role and undertake the position across the two CCGs.  Mrs Janet Thomas left the organisation at the end of September 2019.

Medical Directors

The Medical Director roles were not included in the review, and both Dr Penny Morris and Dr Mark Dziobon will continue to jointly lead on Primary Care development, the Pennine Lancashire Clinical Strategy with East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust colleagues, clinical leadership for commissioning and pathway design, and providing Primary Care performance advice.