CEO announcement for the BSW Integrated Care Board

Sue Harriman, CEO of Solent NHS Trust, has been appointed as the Designate Chief Executive of the NHS Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care Board (ICB).

ICBs will be established across England from 1 April 2022 as part of the

Government’s new health and care reforms. They are the new statutory NHS

organisation responsible for planning and delivering health and care services and will

work collaboratively with partner organisations across the Integrated Care System


Sue Harriman has been Chief Executive of Solent NHS Community and Mental Health

Trust in Hampshire since 2014 and in February this year completed a 6-month

secondment as Chief Operating Officer for the National Covid Vaccination Programme.

Sue worked as a nurse in the Royal Navy for 16 years before joining the NHS in 2002.

In more recent years, she has held various executive roles within NHS, including as a

Director of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, Chief Operating Officer and

Managing Director before becoming Chief Executive at Solent NHS Trust.

Her appointment follows a robust recruitment and selection process that was overseen by

NHS England and Improvement and involved many local stakeholders and partners.

Sue Harriman will start her new role in February 2022 to oversee the creation of the

new ICB and to support the transition of the functions of Bath and North East Somerset,

Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) into the new body.

Tracey Cox, CEO of BSW CCG is thanked for her ongoing support in establishing the new ICS and the strong leadership she has provided. Her calm, supportive leadership of our health and care system during the recent national emergency caused by the Covid pandemic was vital in ensuring the best possible care for our patients and communities at this challenging

time. The groundwork she and the BSW CCG team have started with the active support

of colleagues across the system has put BSW in a strong position to establish the ICB

from 1 April.

If you have any questions regarding Sue’s appointment do not hesitate to get in touch

with Stephanie Elsy, Chair Designate, BSW ICB via