Better Health, Better Care, Better Value appoints Independent Chair

Professor Sir Chris Ham has been appointed as Independent Chair for Better Health, Better Care, Better Value - the name of Coventry and Warwickshire’s sustainability and transformation partnership (sometimes called an STP).

Better Health, Better Care, Better Value is a partnership between the NHS and local authorities in Coventry and Warwickshire, who are working together to help everyone to live well, stay independent and enjoy life, with prevention and understanding communities at the heart of everything we do.

Professor Sir Chris Ham will join Better Health, Better Care, Better Value in January 2019, after he has stepped down from his current role as Chief Executive at The King’s Fund at the end of the year.

Professor Andy Hardy, Chief Executive Officer at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, said: “I’m thrilled someone of Professor Sir Chris Ham’s calibre will be joining Better Health, Better Care, Better Value as Independent Chair in the New Year.

“Chris Ham brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Coventry and Warwickshire and will play an essential role as we look to integrate services more closely across our health and care system.”

Professor Sir Chris Ham said: “We all want to see strong health and care services for local people and I’m really looking forward to using my experience to support Better Health, Better Care, Better Value across Coventry and Warwickshire.”

Professor Sir Chris Ham is currently Emeritus Professor at the University of Birmingham and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and The Royal College of General Practitioners.

He researches and writes on all aspects of health reform and is a sought-after speaker. He was awarded a CBE in 2004 for his services to the NHS and in 2018, he received a knighthood for services to health policy and management.

 

 

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