Executive Recruitment

Welcome to the South West

Thank you for your interest in joining one of the Integrated Care Systems in the South West.

The South West is one of the seven regions covering the counties of Bath, Wiltshire, Bristol, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Devon and Dorset, and is made up of seven Integrated Care Systems, as shown on the map below.

Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) are seen by NHS leaders as the future of health and care integration in England. The NHS Long Term Plan and Government's White Paper on health and care reform both place ICSs at the heart of the NHS. As the health and care system in England enters this pivotal time in its history, we are looking to recruit Executive Directors who will provide collaborative, executive leadership and, when the Health and Care Bill has been agreed by Parliament and implemented, executive leadership of the Integrated Care Boards (ICBs).

This is an exciting time for NHS health and care in the UK and you will be key in helping to shape its future.

The four core purposes of an ICS are laid out in Integrating care: Next steps to building strong and effective integrated care systems across England, namely to improve outcomes in population health and healthcare; tackle inequalities in outcomes, experience and access; enhance productivity and value for money; and help the NHS support broader social and economic development, all rooted in underlying principles of subsidiarity and collaboration. Further details of the operation of ICSs is set out in the ICS Design Framework.