Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care Board has appointed Philippa Baker as Place Director for Buckinghamshire.

Place Directors lead teams in specific areas and are responsible for developing partnerships with local authorities, Healthwatch and health and social care providers. They also oversee the performance and development of local health services, including urgent and emergency care and primary care.

Philippa has nearly twenty years’ experience in public policy. She has worked across a range of civil service departments including the Ministry of Justice, the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury. Philippa has specialised in health policy since 2015, most recently working as Deputy Director for the Legislation Programme Team. This team oversees the delivery of the Health and Care Act 2022.

Peter Miller, Chair of Healthwatch Bucks, said:

We welcome Philippa’s appointment as Place Director for Buckinghamshire. All of us at Healthwatch Bucks look forward to collaborating with her, sharing our insights in order to help improve health and social care for our communities.

Zoe McIntosh, CEO of Healthwatch Bucks, commented:

We’re delighted to hear confirmation of the appointment of Philippa Baker as the Executive Place Director for Buckinghamshire. We look forward to working closely with Phillipa and her team to ensure the voices of Bucks residents on all aspects of Health and Social Care are heard, considered and acted upon.

Published on 28 Jul

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