Mary Hutton appointed as CEO designate of the new NHS Integrated Care Board

Following an extensive recruitment process, Mary Hutton has been named as the Chief Executive designate of the Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board (ICB), subject to the new statutory NHS body coming into being on 1 April 2022.

Mary has been the One Gloucestershire Integrated Care System (ICS) lead since spring 2018, a voluntary partnership between the NHS and care organisations in the county to help keep people healthy, support active communities and ensure high quality, joined up care.

Since April 2013, she has also been Accountable Officer of NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, which plans and commissions (buys) local healthcare and support to meet local needs.

The new ICB organisation will fulfil the commissioning functions of the current CCG and some from NHS England; will be responsible for overseeing the day to day running of the NHS locally and for developing a plan to meet the healthcare needs of the population.

It will work hand in glove with a strong Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) bringing together health care, social care, public health and wider partners to develop a broader health and care plan for Gloucestershire (integrated care strategy).

Read more about Mary’s experience and comments on her appointment or find out more about ICS Development here.