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Recruitment begins for health and care chair for Norfolk and Waveney

The Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care System (ICS) is recruiting a committed and dynamic chair who can lead improvements to the health, wellbeing and care of more than a million local people.

The ICS, which is also known as the Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership, is looking for an independent chair to lead the next stage of its evolution so that it can deliver its ambitious vision of helping people to live longer, healthier and happier lives.

The successful candidate will help leaders from the NHS, local authorities and the voluntary sector to work even more closely together to join up services, personalise case and improve people’s health.

They will need excellent strategic leadership and communication skills and a proven track record of building strong partnerships and working successfully across organisations. In addition, they should be a champion of diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity for all and have a focus on the prevention of ill health as well as driving long-term improvements in care.

The open recruitment process is being led by NHS England and NHS Improvement, with involvement from all partners across the Norfolk and Waveney health and care system.

It comes as the Health and Care Bill progresses through the House of Commons. If the Bill becomes law, it is expected that ICSs will be formally established in April 2022 and their governing bodies given broader responsibilities to join up health and care. Recruitment of a chair designate is a key element of preparation for this change.

The closing date for applications is 17 August. For more information or to apply, visit and follow the links.

For more information about the Norfolk and Waveney ICS, go to


Note to editors: Integrated care systems (ICSs) are partnerships of health and care organisations, local government and the voluntary sector. They exist to improve population health, tackle health inequalities, enhance productivity and help the NHS support broader social and economic development.

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