A former learning disabilities nurse is to lead work to bring health and social care together in Greater Manchester.
Sally McIvor has been appointed as the new joint director of integrated commissioning by Rochdale Borough Council and Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group.
“Sally is a local resident, a nurse by background and passionate about improving care”
Ms McIvor, who is due to start in the early part of 2017, is expected to play a “key role” in bringing health and social care together in the area.
She originally trained as a nurse, specialising in supporting people with learning disabilities. She then gained a degree in health studies and a postgraduate certificate in management.
Prior to joining Rochdale, she spent five years working as an executive director at Blackburn and Darwen Council.
Former nurse to lead health and social integration work
Ms McIvor said: “I’m really excited about coming back to work in my home town. I am looking forward to helping transform health and social care, making it sustainable for the future.”
Simon Wootton, chief officer of NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCG, said: “Sally is a local resident, a nurse by background and passionate about improving care and services for our population.
“She has been working across a large county council working with many care partners, councils and CCGs and will be ably placed to call on this experience to support our integrated working here in the Rochdale borough,” he said.