New Clinical leader appointed at Cheshire & Merseyside Health & Care Partnership

Cheshire & Merseyside Health & Care Partnership is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Jackie Bene as Chief Officer.

Jackie brings with her a wealth of experience which will benefit the people of Cheshire and Merseyside.

A consultant geriatrician by background, she has had career-long involvement in service integration, reducing health inequalities and quality improvement. She has served as a Board Director first as Medical Director and for the last seven years as Chief Executive of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust.

Since her tenure as Chief executive she has led the Trust to an overall good CQC rating and notably outstanding for the well-led domain. Dr Bene also has considerable experience of leading Bolton and its transformation programme across Greater Manchester.

Alan Yates, Cheshire & Merseyside Health & Care Partnership Chair said “I am delighted that we have been able to appoint someone of Jackie’s experience and understanding of partnership working.

“Her approach and career-long commitment to service integration, reducing health inequalities and quality improvement will be a great asset and will help the Health & Care Partnership go from strength to strength.”

Dr Jackie Bene said “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as Chief Executive at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, particularly where this has enabled involvement in the development of Bolton partnerships and leading programmes within the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.

“I am joining the Cheshire & Merseyside Health & Care Partnership at a significant point in development. Much has already been achieved across the region but more needs to be done.

“I am passionate about system transformation, eliminating inequality and improving care quality and I very much look forward to helping deliver this for the communities of Cheshire and Merseyside.

Jackie will start the role formally on May 1, 2020.

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