A local CCG and council executive in St Helens is set to leave her role in the near future.
Professor Sarah O’Brien, executive director of people’s services, and clinical accountable officer at St Helens CCG, is joining the Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership.
The St Helens Star reported how the former nurse informed stakeholders of the move to become the executive director of strategy and system development on Monday.
She said: “I will be very sorry to leave my role in St Helens – this has not been an easy decision, but I’d like to reassure residents and everyone I work with, that my new role means that I will still be part of the ‘system,’ working to improve health and care services across Cheshire and Merseyside and given I live in St Helens, I will always strive to make things better for the people of the borough.
“The new role involves supporting the development of further health and social care integration across Cheshire and Merseyside as well as working on addressing health inequalities.”
Adding: “It will be a big challenge, but I am excited about the opportunity to improve outcomes and reduce inequalities across our local area.”
Prof O’Brien will continue as the clinical accountable officer and executive director until she takes up her new post.