Suffolk & North East Essex Integrated Care System

ICS Chairs Group

The ICS Chairs group has a key role in supporting the work of Executive Leaders across the ICS. The group brings together non-executive and clinical chairs of NHS organisations with the elected members who chair the Health and Wellbeing Boards in Suffolk and Essex and chairs of trustees for key local non-statutory sector organisations including Healthwatch and local hospices.

The group meet monthly. As well as providing an important forum for the development of ICS governance, each month the group also review papers that are going to the ICS Partnership Board and provide feedback through two the Chair, Sheila Childerhouse and Vice-chair, Mark Shenton who are also members of the ICS Partnership Board.

A number of non-executive ICS Subgroup Chairs also support the ICS Independent Chair by providing non-executive oversight to sub-groups operating under the ICS Partnership Board.

Members of the ICS Chairs Group

Sheila Childerhouse, Chair – West Suffolk Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Chair)

Will Pope, ICS Independent Chair – Suffolk and North East Essex ICS

Hasan Chowan, Chair – North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group

Mark Shenton, Chair – Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group

Christopher Browning, Chair – West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group

Helen Taylor, Chair – East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Janet Wood, Vice Chair – Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Tim Newcomb, Vice Chair – Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Alison Wigg, Non-Executive Director – East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Cllr. Andrew Reid, Chair – Suffolk County Council

Cllr. John Spence, Chair – Essex County Council

Cllr. Michael Hardware, Vice Chair – Essex County Council

Amanda Cherry, Chair – Healthwatch Essex

Wendy Herber, Independent Chair – Healthwatch Suffolk

Charles Simpson, Chair – St. Nicholas Hospice

Nigel Pye, Chair – St. Helena Hospice

Ian Turner, Chair – St. Elizabeth Hospice

John Pickering, Chair – East Anglian Children’s Hospice

Sarah Howard, Alliance Independent Chair – West Suffolk Alliance

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