The board of Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust explain how the role of independent chair will lead the Integrated Care System Leadership Group and help shape the vision of transforming health and social care across Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

Missing piece of jigsaw - integration - integrated care

Why this job?

We are looking for an inspirational chair, who, alongside the chief executive officers and chairs across the four partnership organisations, can lead Cornwall and Isles of Scilly in the next stage of our transformation and integration. C&IOS is a large geographic area and we have some key challenges ahead to meet the needs both now and in the future for our local residents and those joining us as visitors throughout the year. Pressures on resources are greater than ever and therefore it is essential for us to work smarter, work creatively and work together.

Our independent chair will lead and chair the Integrated Care System Leadership Group which is responsible for setting the overall strategy and vision for the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly footprint, directing, supporting and implementing the agreed plan. We are looking for the right person to take on this role as chair and lead us through this journey of transforming health and social care in C&IOS.

Why this organisation? 

NHS England and NHS Improvement have, since February 2018 used the term ‘integrated care system’ to describe local health and care systems in which local authorities, commissioners (CCGs and NHS England) and NHS providers (trusts and foundation trusts), working closely with GP networks and other voluntary partners, agree to take shared responsibility for how they deploy their collective resources for the benefit of their local populations.

Since 2016, the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly partnership has been undertaking large scale transformation across the whole system. The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Health and Care Partnership aspires to be one of the systems nationally that shows the maturity to be a self‐assuring integrated care system.

In addition to this large scale system change, the Leadership Group from across key system partners is working to understand how a different governance system and way of working might facilitate change enabling a new model of health and care that is sustainable into the future.

The Leadership Group is focussing upon an emerging governance system in which the role of non‐executive directors is seen as crucial.

We believe that this opportunity comes at a time that is right for the people of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and that the potential for a collective vision that can truly transform the lives of those who live in this unique place has never been better.

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have a long history of embracing challenge and change. If you believe that you could help shape this vision, come and be part of our ever changing story.

How will the role advance your career?

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone wishing to further develop their experience of leading complex change at system level, and provides a once in a generation opportunity to lead major transformation and cultural change at a scale that will change people’s lives, and improve health and wellbeing outcomes.

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Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust board members

  • Phillip Confue chief executive officer - Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust
  • Barbara Vann chair - Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust
  • Kate Kennally chief executive officer - Cornwall Council
  • Julian German chair - Cornwall Council
  • Kate Shields chief executive officer - Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
  • Mairi McLean chair - Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
  • Jackie Pendleton chief executive officer - Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Iain Chorlton chair - Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group