Toby Sanders is the Chief Executive of NHS Northamptonshire’s Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and has very recently been appointed the new Designate Chief Executive of Northamptonshire’s Integrated Care Board (ICB), ready to take-up the post in April 2022 as part of our transition to full Integrated Care System (ICS) status, subject to Government legislation.
The legislation will put each ICS on a firm statutory footing, and here in Northamptonshire will formalise our existing local partnership approach to better joined-up health and care, improve population health and reduce health inequalities. Indeed, our ICB will hold a very substantial budget for commissioning high quality patient care and will have the authority to establish performance arrangements to ensure this is delivered.
I am pleased to have seen the progress of NHS Northamptonshire Clinical Commissioning Group under Toby’s leadership, notably on the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out, and we have been in contact throughout the pandemic, including with Toby providing regular briefings to all Northamptonshire MPs, including on vaccination rates.
Indeed, our recent meeting gave us the opportunity to further discuss the vaccine roll-out including boosters, the new Omicron variant, and of course how the new ICB will help healthcare in the county.
Integrated care is about practical, real improvements to care and population health and I look forward to continuing to work with Toby and other colleagues in our NHS on improving care for the people of Northamptonshire.
(Photo Above: Michael Ellis MP with Toby Sanders at NHS Headquarters in Moulton Park, Northampton)