STP Director for Joined Up Care Derbyshire

The Joined Up Care Derbyshire (JUCD) Board, which brings together senior officers from across the Derbyshire health and care system, is delighted to announce Vikki Taylor has been appointed as the STP Director. 

The partnership agreed to advertise for a fulltime, permanent director and following a competitive process Vikki Taylor, was successfully appointed.

Vikki has been providing executive leadership for the Derbyshire STP since January 2018 on a part time basis alongside her regulatory assurance role she currently undertakes within NHS England.

Vikki, who has extensive knowledge of the national health and care system and is keen to move on the work she has started to implement the plans set out to transform health and care in Derbyshire.

Dr Paul Wood, Chair of Joined Up Care Derbyshire, said: “We are delighted to have Vikki within the Derbyshire system. The interview panel, which brought together senior leaders from across the system believe they have found an excellent leader to continue the work of the partnership for the benefit of patients and citizens of Derbyshire.”

Vikki Taylor, who plans to become full time in October, said:

“I am keen to put my fulltime attention on taking forward the work we have started since I joined in January.

I continue to be dedicated to working with partners in developing and co-ordinating the work going forward to make the changes needed to ensure we deliver the best care, with the resources we have, for the citizens of Derbyshire.”

Additional information

Derbyshire’s STP is called ‘Joined Up Care Derbyshire’. It brings together twelve partner organisations and sets out ambitions and priorities for the future of the county’s health and care.

All the organisations that provide health and care aim to work and plan much better together, focusing on new ways of working to:

  • help keep people healthy
  • give people the best quality care; and
  • run services well and make the most of available budgets

For more information and to find out more about Joined Up Care Derbyshire visit:

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