The Chief Executive of Central Bedfordshire Council, Richard Carr, has been appointed the Senior Responsible Officer for the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).
Richard, who had previously acted as deputy lead for the programme, was invited by NHS England to take up the role after Pauline Philip, who has led the BLMK STP since March 2016, became the national lead for Urgent and Emergency Care in April.
Pauline will continue to be actively involved in the plans as Chair of the programme and will work closely with the leadership team.
Along with the role of Senior Responsible Officer for BLMK STP, Richard is also the Executive Lead for the multi-agency Chief Executive’s Group which contains each accountable officer from all 16 of BLMK’s partner organisations.
Richard’s additional responsibilities for the programme will not affect his substantive role as Chief Executive of Central Bedfordshire Council and will help to ensure the continued participation of the four local authorities alongside the 12 health service providers in the development of the plans for BLMK.