NHS Birmingham and Solihull strengthens Board with new appointments - The Solihull Observer

NHS Birmingham and Solihull strengthens Board with new appointments

Solihull Editorial 13th Feb, 2024   0

THREE new key leadership appointments have been made by the NHS in Birmingham and Solihull as it continues its work to transform health and care services for citizens.

Two new Associate Non-Executive Directors have been appointed to Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care Board (ICB), while it has also confirmed its new Vice-Chair.

Dr Onyinye Okonkwo, GP Senior Partner at the Wand Medical Centre in Highgate Birmingham has been appointed as Associate Non-Executive Director focused on driving clinical quality.

Meanwhile, Afzal Hussain, Chief Officer of Witton Lodge Community Association, has been appointed as Associate Non-Executive Director leading on the ICB’s work on community engagement.

Patrick Vernon OBE, chair of the Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care Board said: “It’s fantastic to be able to welcome Onyi and Afzal to the Board.

“They are both hugely respected in their fields and are well known in the community for their expertise and dedication.




“Onyi will add another valuable clinical voice to our board and Afzal will provide added leadership to our work to better engage with the people we serve.

“I’m delighted that Paul has agreed to take up the Vice-Chair role and look forward to continuing our work together.


“As well as his role as Vice-Chair, Paul will continue to put his extensive finance skills to use as Chair of our finance and performance committee.”

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