New Frimley Health and Care system leader announced
Fiona Edwards has today been announced as the new leader for the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System (ICS).
Fiona will continue with her role as Chief Executive of Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and will succeed Sir Andrew Morris, who took up a new role on the board of NHS Improvement at the end of 2018.
As the lead for the Frimley Health and Care ICS, Fiona will work with organisations across public and voluntary sectors to improve people’s health and wellbeing and to ensure they get the right treatment and support in the best place for them.
Fiona said: “I am delighted to accept this new opportunity and I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues across our health and care system to ensure we are working in the most effective way in partnership with our residents and our local communities. This approach will focus on ensuring we have effective services, providing the best possible physical and mental wellbeing for local people.”
Anne Eden, Executive Director South-East NHS England and NHSE Improvement said “Fiona has been an NHS Chief Executive serving the Surrey and Frimley communities for 18 years and has led major change programmes to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities, drug and alcohol and mental health problems. She has a track record of enabling innovative partnerships to be forged including leading-edge technology based transformation of healthcare. Fiona’s career has also included leadership roles within the private and voluntary sectors, making her well placed to lead the changes we are making across the ICS”.