Humber, Coast and Vale ICS appoints Chief Executive

Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership has announced the appointment of Stephen Eames CBE as its Designate Integrated Care System (ICS) Chief Executive.

Stephen has served as the System Lead and Independent Chair since June 2019. Prior to his time in Humber, Coast and Vale, Stephen held roles as System Lead for North Cumbria Integrated Health and Care System, Chief Executive of North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust and Chief Executive of the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Stephen Eames, commented on the appointment: “I am extremely honoured to be appointed as ICS Chief Executive for Humber, Coast and Vale; to help to lead our integrated care system into this new era. I look forward to building on the work of the Partnership over the last five years to help build an even stronger Partnership that will deliver better health and care for the future.”

Richard Barker, North East and Yorkshire Regional Director, NHS England and NHS Improvement, added: “We are extremely pleased to appoint Stephen as the Humber, Coast and Vale Designate Chief Executive. His role is extremely important as our Integrated Care Systems move towards becoming enshrined in legislation as part of the changes in the Health and Care Bill.

“The leaders of our ICSs have a vital role working with all system partners to deliver excellent care and improve the health of the communities we support. Getting our leadership structures and governance right is important but integrated care is about practical, real improvements for local populations and the ICSs are uniquely placed to move this forward in bold and innovative ways.”