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Mid and South Essex ICB appoints new CEO

Mid and South Essex ICB appoints new CEO
By Beth Gault
21 May 2024

Tom Abell has been appointed to the role of CEO at Mid and South Essex ICB, replacing interim CEO Tracy Dowling.

Mr Abell joins from East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust, where he has held the position of chief executive since August 2021.

He was also previously deputy chief executive officer at Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust from April 2020 to July 2021, and chief transformation officer at Mid Essex Hospitals for three years prior to that.

Mr Abell will begin his role in early August.

Professor Michael Thorne CBE, chair for NHS Mid and South Essex said: ‘I am delighted to welcome Tom back to our health and care system. Tom has an excellent track record of achievement in the delivery of outstanding patient care and the development of positive relationships with partners. I am confident he will use his knowledge, expertise and skills to help us meet our ambitions and challenges in the months and years ahead.

‘I would also like to offer a heartfelt thank you to Tracy Dowling who has led NHS Mid and South Essex as interim chief executive since last November. In the short time I have worked with Tracy I have witnessed her excellent leadership and commitment to improving care in mid and south Essex. I wish Tracy all success for the future.’

Mr Abell said: ‘I’m delighted to be joining NHS Mid and South Essex as chief executive. I’m looking forward to working closely with our staff, stakeholders, partners and of course our patients to further develop and improve the care we provide.’

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