The recruitment process to appoint five Directors of Health and Care Integration in Lancashire and South Cumbria has begun today.

As preparations towards the establishment of a statutory Integrated Care System (ICS) in Lancashire and South Cumbria continue, the development of our five Place-Based Partnerships (PBPs) remains an important element of the process.

A PBP is a collaboration of planners and providers across health, local authority and the wider community, who take collective responsibility for improving the health and wellbeing of residents within a place, with a population of up to 500,000.

In recent years, health and care organisations have been working collaboratively within our five place-based partnerships to develop local arrangements. These partnerships will be critical in creating and sustaining improvement and equal outcomes, experience and access across all of our communities as we move to a more integrated health and care system.

The recruitment process is being undertaken jointly with our four Upper Tier Local Authorities and the appointments will be shared leadership roles with accountabilities to the NHS and local authorities.

David Flory, Designate Chair of the Lancashire and South Cumbria ICB, said: “These roles clearly demonstrate our commitment to collaborative working across health and care.

“This offers an exciting opportunity for skilled leaders from across our partner organisations to undertake a role in shaping the future structure of the health and care system in Lancashire and South Cumbria.”

Applications for these posts will be open until Sunday, 3 April, 2022 and the links are provided below:

Pennine Lancashire and 

Central Lancashire and

Fylde Coast and

Morecambe Bay and

West Lancashire and