Chief Medical Officer (Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly ICB)

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board


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  • Salary/Remuneration

    Competitive with other NHS executive roles

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  • Expiry date

    07 March 2022

  • Client

    Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board

Ref: GSe81984

Do you have the vision to shape the future of health and care for people in your area?

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.

The Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Health and Care Partnership became an ICS in December 2020, but we have a long history of integrated working having previously come together as an STP. We have a strong record of delivery and improvement, and we are excited to build on this for our local communities as we move forwards.   

Together we have the following collective vision: Working together to empower people to lead their best life and are committed to taking responsibility to improve the health and wellbeing of local people, ensuring that health and care services are high-quality and to making the most efficient use of our resources.  We serve a combined local population of 600,000 people across a region which has a complex and extremely varied demographic structure and geography.  This complexity poses challenges to the delivery of health and social care but we are confident that by working together in partnership and taking a coordinated approach to how we design and plan services across our partner organisations, we can truly improve the health outcomes across the system, as well as the experience of those accessing services.  Together we are committed to doing the best we can for people and communities across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly 

Ahead of the ICS taking on statutory form in July 2022; and following the appointment of our Chair Designate and Chief Executive Designate, we are now embarking on the process of appointing to our Executive roles, each of whom will play a pivotal leadership role as we develop our structure, our governance and our strategy moving forward.

We are seeking an experienced, progressive medical leader with board level experience, able to engage with credibility across organisational boundaries to drive transformational change as the ICS strives to improve the health and wellbeing of the population and reduce the health and care inequalities present across the system.  Collaborative and innovative in your approach, you will be a champion for diversity and inclusion and for putting the patient at the heart of all strategic decisions. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute as an executive leader to the development of a new statutory body, whilst also bringing your professional expertise to bear to transform services for the people of BSW.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We particularly welcome applications from people who are from groups which are underrepresented at senior levels in the NHS and wider society, and we are a Disability Confident Employer.

For a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson, Melanie Shearer (07785 616548 / and Jim Canning (

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
09:00am 7th March 2022

Stakeholder Sessions & Final Panel Interviews
Friday 11th March 2022

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, completed fit and proper person form, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.


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