Chief Medical Officer

Chief Medical Officer

The Integrated Care System for Devon (ICSD) is a partnership of NHS, local authority, public sector, voluntary, social enterprise and academic organisations. We work together to join up health and care services, listen to the priorities of our communities, local people and patients and tackle some of the biggest and most complex challenges facing health and social care services in Devon. We have an ambitious vision to empower and support healthy local communities; reforming services so that we can achieve improved wellbeing, better health and better care for our population whilst enhancing efficiently so that we can continue to offer clinically sustainable services and do this within available resources.

The role of CMO will provide strategic and clinical direction to lead continuous improvement and transformation across the ICS alongside ensuring the highest quality services with a view to securing the best possible outcomes for patients in a financial sustainable way; maintaining a consistent focus on quality, integration and innovation.

The CMO will also play a key role in supporting the ICB to achieve its strategic ambitions whilst restoring services and recovering backlogs, doing things differently and accelerating delivery against the long-term plan goals. In order to do this, you will need the presence, experience and energy to provide strong leadership and direction and to guide and influence boards across the ICSD.

Alongside these priorities, the CMO will provide and champion strategic clinical leadership development to the medical profession across the ICSD, ensuring the highest professional standards and evidence-based practice, building a high-calibre, high-performing and multi-disciplinary medical profession.

The role will also support the Director of Digital in order to provide leadership to the system from the perspective of digital strategy and delivery.

You will be a GMC-registered medical practitioner with a highly competent level of professional expertise and the ability to use this knowledge to offer dynamic clinical leadership. Effective delivery and accountability are key requirements of this role together with the ability to work as part of team and act as a compassionate and inclusive executive director. You will champion equality, diversity, and inclusion based on the belief that the best Boards are those that reflect the communities they serve.

Accountable to the CEO, and as a full member of the Integrated Care Board, this significant, influential and high-profile role will attract a highly competitive remuneration package.

We welcome applicants who reside (or intend to reside) within or close to, arguably, the most beautiful county of Devon. However, with advancing technology and opportunities for hybrid working, we would equally be agreeable to explore how this opportunity could work for those who reside outside of the area.

Stakeholder panels will be held on 16 February. Interviews will take place on 23, 23 or 25 of February 2022.

For a confidential conversation about this opportunity, please contact Matt Simpson:

Download application pack here


Date Event
February 2, 2022 Closing date