A local leader has been appointed as the chair of a new collaboration between health and social care providers.
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System (ICS) has appointed Professor Rachel Munton as independent chair of the mid Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Provider (ICP).
Professor Munton will become the chair of the ICP in charge of providing services across Mansfield, Ashfield, Newark and Sherwood on 1 May.
According to NHS Mansfield and Ashfield CCG board papers, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS board has decided to create three ICPs across the ICS.
Professor Munton’s previous roles include healthcare assistant, director of nursing, and director of the East Midlands Leadership Academy.
Commenting on her new role, she said: ‘I am delighted to have such an opportunity to contribute to the health and wellbeing of people living in Mansfield, Ashfield, Newark and Sherwood.
‘These are exciting times for all the organisations involved in transforming local services. I strongly believe that we have a real opportunity to make a difference through our collective endeavour.’
Richard Mitchell, chief executive of Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and executive lead for the mid Nottinghamshire ICP, said: ‘I’m delighted that Rachel has been appointed to this key post in the mid Nottinghamshire system.
‘Rachel’s experience, working across such a wide range of agencies will be extremely valuable to the ICP, which will focus on the wider determinants of physical health and mental well-being.’
NHS England defines ICPs as provider organisations contractually responsible for the delivery of integrated services to a defined population through an ICP contract.
However, the ICP in mid Nottinghamshire will for the time being work as an alliance of local providers, which can include hospitals, community services, mental health services, GP practices, social care and third sector providers.
A spokesperson for the ICS said that the details setting how the ICP will run are still being determined and are dependent on the outcome of NHS England’s consultation on the ICP contract.