New Chief Executive puts clinical leaders back in control

Lyn Simpson, the new Chief Exec of North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS FT, who started in January 2020, has said she is putting clinical leadership to the forefront of how the organisation will make decisions.

The first step was to create a clinical advisory group to bring together clinical leaders to be at the forefront of discussions for the way care is delivered and resources are allocated across the Trust.

The group will advise the organisation on key issues relating to clinical practice, professional standards and medical education and will have a key role in making financial and strategic decisions for the organisation. 

Lyn Simpson, Chief Executive said “Empowering our doctors, nurses and allied health professionals to make more of the decisions about how we manage our resources and deliver care across our hospitals and services is hugely important.”

““Following the creation of North Cumbria Integrated Care in October 2019, we need to make sure our clinicians are at the heart of the decisions we take as an organisation.”

“In the five weeks since I’ve joined the organisation I’ve spoken with many colleagues and I know that every one of us comes to work to do our very best for our patients. I’m confident that by working together closely with all of our staff, our clinical leaders and our staff representatives together, we can make rapid improvements.”

Professor John Howarth Deputy Chief Executive said “Lyn is now inviting our clinical leaders to take the opportunity to work hand in hand with the leadership team to ensure that quality and safety drives the organisation in the future.”