CIPFA chief to chair health transformation board

7 Oct 16

CIPFA chief executive Rob Whiteman is to join the NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plan board in northeast London as independent chair.

In the role, he will convene the health and care economy in seven London boroughs to achieve the outcomes of NHS England’s Five Year Forward View.

Sustainability and transformation plans are intended to bring together health and care leaders, organisations and communities to develop local blueprints to improve health, care and finances in their areas, known as footprints.

Under the operational planning guidance published by the NHS last month, spending totals will be set for the footprints so it will be easier for them to pool resources across organisations and shift money to support better care.

The initial round of appointments to the 44 STP areas in England includes two council chief executives to lead the initiative.

Whiteman said: “It is vital that local care and health services continue to deliver transformation and drive efficiency to meet the needs of patients now and in the future,” he said.

Jane Milligan, executive lead for the northeast London STP added: “We are delighted to welcome Rob as chair of the north east London STP programme board. He has many years of experience in senior roles in central and local government and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in public sector reform and innovation. We are looking forward to working with him to make our plans a reality for patients in north east London.”

During his tenure, Rob Whiteman will be stepping down from his role of non-executive director and chair of the audit committee at Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

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