Felicity Cox has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer Designate of the NHS Integrated Care Board (ICB) for Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK).
Felicity Cox has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer Designate of the NHS Integrated Care Board, when it takes on statutory responsibilities in April 2022.
Felicity was appointed as Executive Lead for the Integrated Care System in December last year and Accountable for the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in February 2021..
The ICS will deliver positive outcomes for local people, as it is designed to coordinate services and to plan in a way that improves population health and reduces inequalities.
Speaking about their appointment, Felicity Cox said: “I am delighted to be appointed CEO Designate of the ICB for the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board. I have worked in the system for a number of times throughout my career and have a long association with it. I am passionate about helping people to access better more integrated services to help them to live better lives.
“The partnership between local organisations that provide health and care present a great opportunity to truly improve health outcomes in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes in a way that hasn’t happened before.
“By focussing on working with local partners collaboratively, I look forward to making differences which are felt by people across BLMK. We know that when services join up, individuals, families and communities prosper and by playing our full role with partners we can impact more on peoples’ health and wellbeing.
“Our partners are fully committed to working together to make sure local people in BLMK receive the high-quality care they deserve and that by working together we can improve other areas of people’s lives, through employment, training, and investment locally.
“I am committed to seeing the health outcomes for and health status of our population improve and am motivated to work towards these crucial goals.”