The Chief Executive of Central Bedfordshire Council, Richard Carr, is the Senior Responsible Officer for the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) Integrated Care System.

Along with the role of Senior Responsible Officer for BLMK ICS, Richard is also the Executive Lead for the multi-agency Chief Executive’s ICS Steering Group.

The chief officers of each of the 15 partner organisations meet fortnightly at the ICS CEO group. The ICS CEO Group is not a statutory decision-making body in its own right because the ICS is not an organisation, rather a partnership of existing organisations. All partners have equal opportunity for involvement and are provided with the same information on key issues, plans and proposals. Key decisions will be taken through the Boards of partner organisations.