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New Director of Integrated Care, Partnerships and Strategy

Rachel O'connor

We are delighted to share the news that Rachel O’Connor has been appointed to the role of Director of Integrated Care and Partnerships at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Currently Director for Inclusion (Commissioning) with Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board, Rachel will join the Trust on 1 May 2023. Rachel brings with her more than 20 years’ experience in the NHS and local authority, having worked for the West Midlands and more recently in Cornwall, including time spent as a Chief Operating Officer and Director of Performance and Delivery. She has seven years’ experience in system leadership and health care commissioning and has a particular interest in reducing inequalities and partnership working to improve citizen health and wellbeing outcomes.

Rachel said: “As the new Integrated Care Systems become further established, I am looking forward to using my skills and experience to help shape the local integrated care delivery in Plymouth, Devon and across the wider peninsula, bringing about the benefits of more joined-up working for our local population.”

Chief Executive Ann James said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming Rachel into our #1BigTeam. Her extensive experience will lead a team focused on developing our services with primary care and accelerating our work with local partners across the city. This is a key appointment for us and we are looking forward to Rachel joining the leadership team.”

Rachel replaces Kevin Baber, who retired in December after more than 35 years with the NHS.

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