New year, new board member

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NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board (ICB) welcomes a new statutory Board member to join the board level team.

Nick Kaye, a local community pharmacist; joins as a new “Other Ordinary Board” member, acting in a similar role to a Non-Executive member role.

This change comes after Carole Theobald resigned from her role as an independent non-executive member to focus more on her role as chief executive for iSight Cornwall last year.

Nick, who is a third generation pharmacist and holds the position of Chair of the National Pharmacy Association brings with him a wealth of national and local pharmacist experience, an impressive professional network and knowledge of the area.

Nick will join the ICB, which is responsible for the delivery of integrated health and care services, and a vision to make Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly a great place to be born, live and thrive and grow old. In his role. Nick will also Chair the ICB’s Personal Experience, Equity and Prevention Committee and be members of the ICB’s Quality Workforce and Integrated Care Area Committees.

Board member Nick Kaye

Nick Kaye, our new “Other Ordinary Member” for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly ICB Board, said:

“It’s an honour to join the ICB and I look forward to using my experience and knowledge to contribute to the Board’s ambition to improve health and care services for the people of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.   From my pharmacy roles, I have personal experience of the challenges facing our system and how important it is that we deliver integrated and personalised health and care services.”

While the ICB welcomes Nick, they say goodbye and thank you to their outgoing independent non-executive board member, Carole Theobald, who has provided her dedicated service and commitment since the launch of the ICB in July 2022. 

Chair of our Integrated Care Board, John Govett, said:

“I’m pleased to welcome Nick Kaye as our new NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board member. Nick brings with him valuable insight and experience from his extensive career, which I know will be of great benefit to our board.

I’d like to thank Carole for her valued contribution to our Board during her time with us and on behalf of the entire board and our staff, we wish her all the very best for the future.”

Carole Theobald, who will be formally stepping down on the 8th February at her last ICB Board meeting, said:

It has been a privilege to be part of the launch and first year of the Integrated Care Board. I have seen first-hand just how committed health and care organisations are in working together to make sure the voices and needs of patients and communities are central to ICB discussions and decisions so that services are inclusive and accessible to the whole population and provide the best possible health outcomes for one and all.”

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