North London Partners in health and care

Rob Hurd appointed to new role of North Central London System Lead



North London Partners in health and care, north central London’s (NCL) Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, has announced that, following a full recruitment process, Rob Hurd has been appointed to the role of System Lead.

This follows the decision to separate the roles of Sustainability and Transformation Partnership Convenor and Accountable Officer of NCL Clinical Commissioning Groups. As NCL System Lead, Rob will provide day to day leadership to our health and care partners to transform how we work together. This will help us to ensure that services are more integrated and are well placed to deliver the ambitions of the NHS Long Term Plan, with a greater focus on supporting residents to live healthier lives.

Rob is currently the Chief Executive of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Trust. He has a national profile having jointly led on NHS national improvement work, known as Getting It Right First Time. He is also the sponsor for the NCL adult planned orthopaedic services review.

Rob’s start date will be confirmed shortly.

Frances O’Callaghan was recently appointed as the new Accountable Officer for the five north central London CCGs. She will lead their transition to one organisation from April, and develop our strategic commissioning capacity and capability. Frances started her role on Monday of this week.

Mike Cooke, Independent Chair of North London Partners in health and care said, “We are very fortunate to have been able to appoint two such high calibre people in Rob and Frances to these crucial roles.

I would like to thank Helen Pettersen for her valuable contribution as Accountable Officer of NCL CCGs and STP Convenor. Over the past few years she has worked tirelessly to bring about significant health and care improvements for residents, through a range of programmes of work, as well as helping us rise to the financial challenges we face. Most recently she has led the transition work needed to move us to the next phase of our collaborative and partnership approach in north central London.”