Welcome from Jane Milligan – chief executive returns to Devon

Message from Jane Milligan, chief executive of the Integrated Care System for Devon (ICSD) and NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

It’s a pleasure to be joining today as the chief executive of the Integrated Care System for Devon (ICSD) and NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and I’m looking forward to working with our many local partners and communities over the coming months.

The Integrated Care System for Devon (ICSD) launched today, meaning every area of the country is now operating as an integrated care system, achieving a major milestone in the NHS Long Term Plan.

Having previously spent six years working here and across the border in Cornwall, I’m really pleased to be returning to help continue the good work that has been undertaken to ensure the very best care for local people.

It’s been a huge privilege to have served the NHS for more than 30 years, including in my most recent role as chief executive for a system in London that included seven CCGs and an ICS.

Although London and Devon are very different places, the challenges the health and care systems face are very similar: we need to provide more joined-up care, improve service performance, and support people to live healthier lives.

It goes without saying that COVID-19 has been the biggest challenge we have faced in our lifetimes. But it has also shown what can be achieved when we work together.

There is undoubtably a lot for us to do, and I am looking forward to working with partners and communities across Devon as we continue the drive to improve care for our local populations.

Kind regards,

Jane

Jane Milligan

Chief executive of the Integrated Care System for Devon (ICSD) and NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)