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Leaders of sustainability and transformation plans appointed

1 April 2016

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Heads of CCGs and NHS trusts are amongst the senior staff working in health and care who have been appointed to lead work on the sustainability and transformation plans (STP) across England. 

Their role is to bring together local health and care leaders, organisations and communities in 44 STP “footprint” areas across the country to develop local blueprints to improve healthcare and finance as part of the NHS Five Year Forward View.

The STP will be supported with a £2.1 billion fund in 2016-17, increasing to £2.9 billion in 2017-18 and rising to £3.4 billion by 2020-21.

NHS England said the leaders have been selected as they command the support of colleagues locally, as well as national leadership bodies in the NHS.

So far 41 of the 44 leaders have been appointed by NHS England, will the leaders for Coast, Humber and Vale, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and Norfolk and Waveney  yet to be confirmed.

The leaders include CCG accountable officers, provider chief executives, local authority bosses and clinicians and provider chief executives.

In February the NHS said the leaders “will be responsible for convening and chairing system-wide meetings and facilitating open and honest conversations that will be necessary to secure sign-up to a shared vision and plan.”

They will be drawing up plans for their local footprints this spring and the “most credible” will get the first funding, after they are assessed in July.

The leaders are:


Mark Adams, chief officer of  Newcastle Gateshead CCG, (Northumberland, Tyne and Wear footprint).

Stephen Eames, chief executive  of North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust (West, North and East Cumbria footprint).

Alan Foster, chief executive  of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, (Durham, Darlington and Tees, Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby footprint).

Dr Amanda Doyle, chief clinical officer Blackpool CCG, (Lancashire and South Cumbria footprint).

Rob Webster, chief executive designate, of the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, (West Yorkshire footprint).

Coast, Humber and Vale footprint tbc.

Sir Howard Bernstein, chief executive of Manchester City Council, (Greater Manchester footprint).

Louise Shepherd, chief executive officer of Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, (Cheshire and Merseyside footprint).

Sir Andrew Cash, chief executive of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, (South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw footprint).


Glenn Douglas, chief executive of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (Kent and Medway footprint).

Michael Wilson, chief executive of Surrey, and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, (Surrey and East Sussex footprint).

Sir Andrew Morris, chief executive of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, (Frimley Health footprint).

Julia Ross, chief executive of North West Surrey CCG, (Surrey Heartlands footprint).

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly  tbc.

Angela Pedder, chief executive of the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, (Devon footprint).

Dr Matthew Dolman, chair of Somerset CCG),  Somerset footprint).

Robert Woolley, chief executive of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, (Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire footprint).

James Scott, chief executive of Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, (Bath, Swindon and Wiltshire footprint).

Tim Goodson, chief officer of Dorset CCG, (Dorset footprint).

Richard Samuel, chief officer of  Fareham and Gosport CCG and South Eastern Hampshire CCG  (Hampshire and the Isle of Wight footprint).

Mary Hutton, accountable officer of  Gloucestershire CCG (Gloucestershire footprint).

David Smith, chief executive of Oxfordshire CCG, (Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West footprint).

Midlands and East

John MacDonald, chair of University Hospitals North Midlands NHS Trust, (Staffordshire footprint).

Simon Wright, chief executive of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, (Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin footprint).

Gary Thompson, chief officer of Southern Derbyshire CCG, (Derbyshire footprint).

Allan Kitt, chief officer of South West Lincolnshire CCG, (Lincolnshire footprint).

David Pearson, director adult social care, Nottinghamshire County Council, (Nottinghamshire footprint).

Toby Sanders, accountable officer of West Leicestershire CCG, (Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland footprint).

Andy Williams, accountable officer of Sandwell West Birmingham CCG, (The Black Country footprint).

Andy Hardy,  chief executive  of  University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, (Coventry and Warwickshire footprint).

Sarah Dugan, chief executive of  Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, (Herefordshire and Worcestershire footprint).

John Wardell, accountable officer of Nene CCG, (Northamptonshire footprint).

Dr Neil Modha, chief clinical officer of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG, (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough footprint).

Norfolk and Waveney tbc.

Nick Hulme, chief executive of Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, (Suffolk and North East Essex footprint).

Pauline Philip,  chief executive of Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, (Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire and Luton footprint).

Beverley Flowers, accountable officer of East and North Hertfordshire CCG, (Hertfordshire and West Essex footprint).

Dr Anita Donley, independent chair for Mid and South Essex Success Regime, (Mid and South Essex).


Dr Mohini Parmar, chair of  Ealing CCG, (North West London footprint).

David Sloman, chief executive of Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, (North Central London footprint).

Jane Milligan, chief officer of  Tower Hamlets CCG, (North East London footprint).

Amanda Pritchard, chief executive of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, (South East London footprint).

Kathryn Magson, chief officer of Richmond CCG, (South West London footprint).