‘Ageing well’ lead is a welcome national focus of community services sector
09 May 2019
- NHS England has appointed Matthew Winn, chief executive of Cambridgeshire Community Services Trust, as the lead for the “ageing well” programme.
- Matthew will work on a part-time basis to oversee the development of community health services in the implementation of the NHS long term plan
- He will carry out the role alongside his ongoing chief executive role.
- He is to step down as chair of the Community Network, establish by NHS Providers and the NHS Confederation.
Responding to the appointment of Matthew Winn as the lead for “ageing well” programme, the head of policy at NHS Providers, Amber Jabbal said:
“The introduction of this role leading the “ageing well” programme at a national level is a welcome step for community services.
The NHS long term plan set out an ambitious vision for the sector, so we are pleased to see the dedicated focus this role provides.
“We, along with the Community Network, have long argued for greater national focus and a greater understanding of the vital role community services play in supporting the wider health and care system. The NHS long term plan set out an ambitious vision for the sector, so we are pleased to see the dedicated focus this role provides.
“Matthew Winn has been a passionate advocate for community services as chair of the Community Network. We look forward to continuing to work with him in his new role alongside his continuing work as a provider chief executive.”