NHS Lambeth CCG and the London Borough of Lambeth have appointed Andrew Eyres as Strategic Director: Integrated Health and Care in a new joint role, to oversee Lambeth Together, the on-going improvement and integration agenda of health and care services in the Borough.
Andrew has been Accountable Officer of NHS Lambeth CCG since April 2013 and since June 2017 has also held the role of Accountable Officer of NHS Croydon CCG. Prior to this Andrew was Interim Chief Executive of Lambeth Primary Care Trust.
The role will span the Local Authority Adults and Care Directorate and from 1 April 2020, the leadership of borough commissioning within the proposed South East London CCG.
Dr Adrian McLachlan, Chair of NHS Lambeth CCG said: “Andrew has an exceptional track record and I am delighted he has been appointed to oversee the delivery of Lambeth Together. It is only through working together as a truly integrated system that we will be able to help local people to stay well, to act early to prevent ill health and, where care is needed, ensure it is delivered in a joined up way around the needs of the person.”
Andrew Travers, Chief Executive of the London Borough of Lambeth said: “With our local health and care system facing unprecedented demand and financial pressures, it is now more important than ever that health and care work in a joined up and seamlessly integrated manner. I am delighted that Andrew has accepted this role; his experience and expertise will be invaluable as we move our integrated care agenda forward.”
Sir David Sloman, regional director for NHS London said: “This is great news for the residents of Lambeth and those working in health and care. It’s another step towards better integrated care systems and helping Londoners stay well.”
Andrew Bland, South East London ICS lead said: “South East London was recently confirmed as the first Integrated Care System (ICS) in London. Our ICS has, as its foundation, the enhanced integration of health and care in each of our boroughs and this is an important appointment in making our collective vision a reality.”
Andrew Eyres said: “I am very excited to have been given this opportunity to lead Lambeth Together. I consider it both a huge responsibility and privilege to be asked to lead on this exciting journey. I look forward to working with elected and GP members, partners, staff and local people.”
Andrew will take up this new position on 1 October 2019, at which point Andrew Bland will become Interim Accountable Officer for NHS Lambeth CCG, alongside his current roles as ICS lead and Accountable Officer for Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lewisham and Southwark CCGs. Sarah Blow will become Interim Accountable Officer for NHS Croydon CCG, alongside her current role as Senior Responsible Officer for the South West London Health and Care Partnership and Accountable Officer for Merton, Kingston, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth CCGs.