• Dame Gill Morgan named new Gloucestershire ICS chair
  • Dame Gill is outgoing chair of NHS Providers
  • She will start in January

Outgoing NHS Providers chair Dame Gill Morgan has been appointed independent chair of a south western integrated care system.

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Dame Gill Morgan

Dame Gill, a former NHS Confederation chief executive, will begin the role at the One Gloucestershire ICS in January.

She will be replaced as NHS Providers chair by former Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust chief executive Sir Ron Kerr.

Dame Gill has also been chief executive of the North and East Devon Health Authority and a permanent secretary of the Welsh Assembly.

At Gloucestershire, she takes over from interim chair Nick Relph, who was appointed after the retirement of Chris Creswick in February of this year. The ICS was one of four announced by NHS England/Improvement in May 2018.

Dame Gill said: “It is great to see the ambition being shown in Gloucestershire to forge strong partnerships, be creative and innovative in supporting people and communities to stay healthy and provide the best possible care when and where it is needed.

“To build on this, we need to maximise the resources available to us, the expertise of talented health and care professionals and harness the considerable strengths and know-how in our communities.”

ICS lead and Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group accountable officer Mary Hutton said: “This appointment is really good news for Gloucestershire. Gill brings substantial and rich experience from across the NHS, local government and third sector and her ability to galvanise people and develop strong and abiding partnerships will serve the county well.”