• NHS Improvement agrees executive team structure for after Monitor-TDA meger
  • Eleven executives will report directly to Jim Mackey
  • Posts are open to applicants from the regulators’ senior teams and affected NHS England staff
  • NHS Improvement expected announce appointments by mid-February

NHS Improvement has agreed the structure of the executive team that will remain after Monitor has merged with the NHS Trust Development Authority in April, HSJ has learned.

Affected staff were briefed last week on the 11 posts that will report directly to NHS Improvement chief executive Jim Mackey once the new organisation goes live, HSJ understands.

The jobs are currently open to applications from any staff affected by the reorganisation. This means the senior teams of Monitor and the TDA, and parts of NHS England that will be transferred to the new organisation.

NHS Improvement expects to make an announcement on appointments by mid-February, dependant on Department of Health approval.

The posts are:

  • executive medical director;
  • executive director of nursing;
  • executive director of resources/deputy chief executive;
  • executive director of regulation/deputy chief executive;
  • four executive regional managing directors (covering the North, South, London and the Midlands and East);
  • executive director of improvement;
  • executive director of strategy; and
  • executive director of corporate affairs.

The deputy chief executive given the director of resources title will have a brief broadly covering NHS finance.

NHS Improvement has yet to determine which posts in the executive team will be voting members of the board.

The NHS England teams transferring to NHS Improvement include those covering patient safety, the intensive support teams and Advancing Change, which is a team within NHS Improving Quality.