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Coventry and Warwickshire Integrated Care Board are pleased to announce the appointment of Ellie Monkhouse as our new Chief Nursing Officer.

Ellie has worked in both provider and commissioning organisations as a Executive Chief Nurse across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North East, joining us from Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, where she has been the Chief Nursing Officer for the past 4 years. Her specialities include Quality and Safety, Quality Improvement and supporting challenged organisations working closely with regulators. Her appointment is pending final routine employment checks.

She replaces Tracy Pilcher in the role, who left in March 2024 to start a new role at Nottingham University Hospitals. Deputy Chief Nurse Jamie Soden is acting into the Chief Nursing Officer role until Ellie’s start date of July 1st.

Ellie said:

“I'm originally from the Midlands but have lived up in Yorkshire for 25 years so excited to be returning to my roots. I'm looking forward to using my experience as a chief nurse to work across Coventry and Warwickshire with other organisations who are working towards the same goal and outcomes for the local population. 

There is a lot to be getting on with, and my initial priorities are getting to know everyone across the system and gaining a deeper understanding of the local needs of the diverse local populations in the area. I’m keen to get started and will enjoy working with a new team and people from across the ICB and wider.”

Phil Johns, Chief Executive of the Integrated Care Board said:

“On behalf of everyone at Coventry and Warwickshire ICB, I’m happy to be able to welcome Ellie to the ICB and to her role as Chief Nurse.

“Ellie brings with her a wide range of experience from across the NHS, having worked for both provider and commissioning organisations and I look forward to working together with her to support people from across Coventry and Warwickshire to start well, live well and age well, promote independence and put people at the heart of everything we do.

I’d also like to record my thanks to Tracy Pilcher, for the support she gave during the time in her role, both to me personally and the wider Integrated Care Board. I’m grateful to Jamie for stepping up and bringing his own substantial experience to the role in the interim period.”

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