On 1 July 2022, NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) was dissolved. The new body is NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board (ICB). This website will no longer be updated. Please visit the new ICB website.

From 1 July 2022: Integrated care across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

In Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, the NHS, local government and the voluntary sector have been working in partnership for many years to improve care, provide more joined-up services, and to agree and plan for local people’s needs. Because of this, we received formal Integrated Care System (ICS) status in December 2020.

What’s happening on 1 July 2022?

From 1 July 2022, our ICS becomes a statutory (legal) entity under the The Health and Care Act.

Known locally as the Healthier Together Partnership, our ICS includes councils, NHS hospitals, GP practices and community and mental health services. Together, we are working to improve health and wellbeing, reduce inequalities, and provide services for the one million people living in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

The ICS is made up of an Integrated Care Partnership (ICP), an Integrated Care Board (ICB) and six Locality Partnerships.

Healthier Together Partnership (ICS) organisations:

Explaining the changes

This video from The King’s Fund may help with understanding the changes:

You can also read more about the changes on:

What is an Integrated Care Partnership (ICP)?

The Integrated Care Partnership is a statutory committee jointly formed between the ICB and the three local authorities in our area. It brings together a broad range of partners - including from the local voluntary sector and community groups - and sets the strategy to meet the population's health, care and wellbeing needs.

The ICP includes representatives from each ICS partnership organisation and each of the six Locality Partnerships. Other members will include community and voluntary sector representatives, and Healthwatch.

What is the Integrated Care Board (ICB)?

The Integrated Care Board is the new organisation responsible for the day-to-day running of the NHS. The NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire ICB takes account of population needs, arranges for the provision of services and manages the NHS budget. When ICBs are legally established on 1 July 2022, Clinical Commissioning Groups across the country will be abolished.

We will be known as Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board (ICB) from 1 July 2022.

Our Integrated Care Board

There are ten mandatory places on an ICB board. In Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, we have senior representatives from all Healthier Together partner organisations. These are:

Chair designate

Jeff Farrar has been appointed the Chair-designate of the Integrated Care Board (ICB) for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Read the press release.

CEO designate

Shane Devlin has been appointed as CEO-designate of the Integrated Care Board for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Read the press release.

Chief Finance Officer designate

Sarah Truelove has been appointed as Chief Finance Officer designate of the Integrated Care Board for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Chief Medical Officer designate

Dr Joanne Medhurst has been appointed as Chief Medical Officer designate of the Integrated Care Board for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Read the press release.

Chief Nursing Officer designate

Rosi Shepherd has been appointed as Chief Nursing Officer designate of the Integrated Care Board for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Read the press release.

Independent non-executive members

Five independent non-executive members have been appointed to the Integrated Care Board (ICB). Read the press release.

  • Alison Moon – Primary Care Commissioning Committee
  • John Cappock – Audit Committee
  • Jaya Chakrabarti – People Committee
  • Professor Steve West – Finance, Estates and Digital
  • Ellen Donovan – Quality and Performance Committee and Remuneration Committee

Partner members

Our designate partner members are:

  • Dominic Hardisty, Chief Executive, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust - providing knowledge and perspective of Acute and Community Mental Health Services

  • Mike Jackson, Chief Executive, Bristol City Council - providing knowledge and perspective of Urban Communities

  • Maria Kane, Chief Executive, North Bristol NHS Trust - providing knowledge and perspective of Acute Secondary Care Services

  • Jo Walker, Chief Executive, North Somerset Council - providing knowledge and perspective of Coastal Communities

  • Dave Perry, Chief Executive, South Gloucestershire Council - providing knowledge and perspective of Rural Communities

  • Will Warrander, Chief Executive, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust - providing knowledge and perspective of Ambulance Services

  • Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust - providing knowledge and perspective of Acute Tertiary Care Services

  • Julie Sharma, Chief Executive, Sirona Care and Health - providing knowledge and perspective of Adult and Children’s Community services

  • Partner member for Primary Medical Services - nomination process underway

Participants from Healthwatch and One Care (non-voting members of the ICB Board);

  • One Care: Ruth Taylor, Chief Executive
  • Healthwatch: Vicky Marriot, Healthwatch Area Manager, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

What are Locality Partnerships?

Locality Partnerships operate on a smaller scale, working at a local level to respond to the unique needs of their local populations. The six Locality Partnerships in our area are: South Gloucestershire, North and West Bristol, Inner City and East Bristol, South Bristol, Woodspring, and Weston, Worle and Villages.

Locality Partnerships may include general practice, councils, social care, community services, voluntary sector, local activity and faith groups, and mental health services – working with local people and communities as equal partners to improve health and wellbeing.