The Integrated Care Board (ICB), Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Council (BCP) and Dorset Council have established a joint committee in accordance with section 116ZA of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 to be known as the Dorset Integrated Care Partnership (ICP).

Cecilia Bufton
Cecilia BuftonIntegrated Care Partnership Chair

Currently working as Board Chair for Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), a partnership between local authorities and local private sector businesses, Cecilia has learned a great deal about the needs, wants and opportunities for people, communities, and businesses in the county. Cecilia’s most recent executive role was Group Product Marketing Director at Tunstall Healthcare Group (2013 – 2016) responsible for global business strategy, marketing and sales of Telehealth products and services. 

Prior to that she was the VP, Global Hospital Business for Linde Healthcare (2006 – 2012). Since 2016 she has been a freelance Business Advisor, specialising in strategic marketing, product innovation and business development; and has coupled this with NED roles; Trustee (since 2017) and Chair (since September 2020) of the Macular Society; Chair of Plant Heritage (since 2017); as a Trustee of the Talbot Village Trust (since 2022).

“An Integrated Care Board gives Dorset the opportunity to change the way we deliver health and care. Dorset is at the vanguard of integrating health and care data and now has both a pressing need and the real desire to redesign the way we support people to maintain health, creating a true ‘health service’. For Dorset, with its older population, we have the chance to develop and test new systems and ways of working that will benefit the rest of the UK as their populations age.”


Graham Farrant, Chief Executive

Vikki Slade, Cabinet Leader

Cllr David Brown, Chair of Health and Wellbeing Board

Jillian Kay, Corporate Director, Wellbeing

Matt Prosser, Chief Executive,

Spencer Flower, Cabinet Leader

Jane Somper, Health and Wellbeing Board Chair

Jenni Douglas-Todd, Chair

Patricia Miller, Chief Executive

Dr Paul Johnson, Chief Medical Officer

Debbie Simmons, Chief Nursing Officer

Andy Purbrick, Primary Care Representative

Simone Yule, Primary Care Representative

TBC, Primary Care Representative

Sam Crowe, Director of Public Health

Amanda Pearson, Chief Constable

David Sidwick, Police and Crime Commissioner

Ben Ansell, Chief Fire Officer

Rebecca Knox, Fire Authority Chair

Matthew Bryant, Chief Executive

David Clayton Smith, Chair

Rob Whiteman, Chair

Siobhan Harrington, Chief Executive

Andrew Rosser, Executive Representative

Zoe Bradley, Interim Chair, Dorset VCSE Board

Bill Gillespie, Chief Executive

Deputy: Nicola Bent, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Innovation

Lesley Haig, Vice Chancellor, AECC University College

Ian Girling, CEO, Dorset Chamber of Commerce

Louise Bate, Senior Representative

Terms of reference

Future meetings

Members of the public are invited to join the meeting either in person or virtually.

If you wish to join in person, please contact the Corporate Governance Team –

If you wish to join the meeting virtually, each meeting will be live-streamed via our NHS Dorset YouTube channel.

To access the live-stream, please click on NHS Dorset – YouTube at the start of the relevant meeting.

  • 24 January 2023, 10.00am, Vespasian House boardroom, Dorchester

  • 17 March 2023, 9.00am – Virtual only (appointment of Chair) – Agenda pack

  • 27 April 2023, 10.00am, Vespasian House boardroom, Dorchester – Agenda pack

  • 1 August 2023, 10.00am, Vespasian House boardroom, Dorchester

  • 31 October 2023, 10.00am, Vespasian House boardroom, Dorchester

  • 23 January 2024, 10.00am, Vespasian House boardroom, Dorchester

  • 23 April 2024, 10.00am, Boardroom, Poole Hospital, Longfleet Road, Poole

  • 23 July 2024, 10,00am, Vespasian House boardroom, Dorchester

  • 22 October 2024, 10.00am, Vespasian House boardroom, Dorchester

  • 21 January 2025, 10.00am, Vespasian House boardroom, Dorchester

  • 29 April 2025, 10,00am, Vespasian House boardroom, Dorchester

Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) meetings – How to ask a question

If you’d like to ask our ICP a pre-submitted question, you can do so under Part 1 of the meeting.

It is essential that sufficient time remains for the conduct of normal ICP business and the opportunity for questions will be time limited.

Questions should be succinct and relevant to the business of NHS Dorset Integrated Care Partnership (ICP).

If a question is particularly complex, it may be necessary to provide a general response to the question at the meeting with a more detailed response given in writing following the meeting.

In order to respond as fully as possible, we ask that questions be submitted to the Corporate Governance Team no later than three working days prior to the meeting.

The Chair will read out any pre-submitted questions and associated response, both of which will be recorded in the ICP minutes and published on the website with the papers for the next ICP meeting.

If you are unable to attend the meeting and the timescale in seeing the response will cause an issue, please contact the Corporate Governance Team.

Following the meeting, any questions and response not able to be raised or answered in full at the meeting will be put on a Q&A section on this page.

The Chair reserves the right to refuse any written question that is:

  • Confidential or sensitive

  • An individual complaint or matter relating to an individual’s healthcare

  • Deemed to be overly political, defamatory or vexatious

  • Substantially the same as a question that has previously been answered