NHS ICS Network chair appointment

NHS appoints new ICS Network chair

The NHS Confederation has chosen Dr Kathy McLean to be the new chair of its Integrated Care System (ICS) Network Board.

Dr McLean, who is currently the chair of both University Hospitals Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust plus Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Board, will take up post from the end of March after being elected in a vote from ICS Network members.

Prior to this role, where she will replace Dame Gill Morgan who is stepping down, Dr McLean was also the executive medical director and chief operating officer at NHS Improvement.

The ICS Network is an independent national network which brings together all 42 ICSs across England and gives their leaders unique opportunities for knowledge exchange and collaboration on national pressures and priorities.

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Sarah Walter, the director of the ICS Network, said: “I am delighted to welcome Kathy as incoming chair of the ICS Network board and know that her knowledge and experience will be a real asset to our members.

“I would also like to thank outgoing chair Dr Gill Morgan for the commitment, time and energy she has put in to building the network and establishing its presence as an influential force in the health and care sector.”

Dr McLean has been a driving factor in encouraging NHS chairs and chief executives to sign up to NHS England’s landmark sexual safety charter, which was launched in September in a bid to protect staff and stamp out inappropriate behaviour.

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