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Leading the new Integrated Care System in Suffolk and North East Essex

Dr Ed Garratt

Thursday, 5 May 2022,
18:00 to 20:00
Waterfront Building, Ipswich

The lecture commences at 18:00 with refreshments from 17:30

Dr Ed Garratt, Chief Executive designate of the Suffolk and North East Essex ICS, will share his reflections on leading the NHS locally. In particular he will explore the importance of creating a sense of belonging, building new partnerships and his commitment to collaboration over competition.

Dr Ed Garratt is Accountable Officer for Ipswich and East Suffolk, West Suffolk and North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Groups. He is also the Executive Lead for the Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System (ICS) and lead commissioner of the East of England Ambulance NHS Trust. Ed is a Visiting Professor of Integrated Care at the University of Suffolk (2021-2024).

Ed has a strong reputation for building collaboration. He has over 20 years’ experience of working in the NHS, has worked at regional level in commissioning and currently co-chairs the East of England Health Inequalities Board. He has worked on major national policy by supporting the development of the NHS Constitution and the Government’s NHS White Paper 2021. Ed holds a doctorate in English Literature from the University of Cambridge.