Integration between the NHS and social care in County Durham has been strengthened with the appointment of two senior portfolio leads.
Neil Jarvis and Rachel Rooney will join the integrated commissioning team that was established in April 2020 when Durham County Council and County Durham CCG’s teams came together. The team is led by Sarah Burns, Joint Head of Integrated Strategic Commissioning.
Neil’s background is in social care commissioning, while Rachel is an experienced NHS commissioner.
In addition to these appointments, a new role of Engagement Manager has been created to support the integration agenda, leading on the development of an integrated engagement approach across health and social care and how local people and stakeholders can get involved in and help to influence the development of local services.
The new roles will complement existing relationships within the County with the aim of improving services and health and social care outcomes for County Durham residents.