Director of System Performance and Improvement appointed to continue system progress

The Sussex Health and Care Partnership (SHCP) have appointed Scott Durairaj as Director of System Performance and Improvement.

 Director of System Performance and Improvement appointed to continue system progressThe new role will lead the work to progress the Sussex system towards a thriving Integrated Care System (ICS), with the development of robust and effective system performance and improvement processes.

Scott has been working with the SHCP on assignment from NHS England and Improvement since October. He led the ICS Accelerator Programme and was instrumental in helping SHCP to achieve ICS status in April 2020.

Scott, who started his career as a clinically trained paramedic, has held numerous senior level roles across the NHS, public sector and central government. Most recently, he was Head of Assurance and Delivery at NHS England and Improvement South East, supporting whole system performance improvement, strategy and transformation.

Over the last four months he has also been co-chair of the Covid-19 BAME Disparity Advisory Panel to support systems across the South East to respond rapidly to the disparity in mortality and morbidity among the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic population (BAME).

Scott, who lives in Sussex, said: “I’m delighted to be able to be part of the inclusive transformational partnership team that forms the ICS to be able to directly support the improvements for the population and workforce of my own health economy in Sussex.”

Adam Doyle, ICS System Leader for the Sussex Health and Care Partnership, said: “We are delighted to appoint Scott in this important role to help us continue the significant progress we have made as a system. Scott was pivotal in helping us achieve ICS status and will bring experience, passion and expertise as we now look to become a thriving system that brings real benefits for the populations we serve. He knows Sussex well and is really in tune with local health and care at every level which will be so important was we develop as a system.”

Anne Eden, Regional Director for NHS England and NHS Improvement South East, said: “The Sussex Health and Care Partnership has made significant progress over the last 18 months, with strong leadership, partnership working and transformation plans now in place, and this role is another important step in its development. Scott made a significant and important contribution at NHS England and Improvement and his breadth of experience and commitment to making real improvements for local residents will be a big asset for the Sussex system. We thank him for all he has done for us and wish him well in his new role.”