New regional director appointed for the North West

NHS England and NHS Improvement is delighted to announce that Dr Amanda Doyle, current Chief Officer of Lancashire and South Cumbria ICS, has been appointed as the new Regional Director for the North West.

Amanda will replace Bill McCarthy, who retires as Regional Director at the end of July.  As a GP who has spent over 20 years serving some of the most deprived parts of Blackpool and with extensive experience working in national and regional leadership roles across the North West, Amanda brings with her a wealth of insight that will be invaluable as we move into the next stage of our response to COVID-19 and beyond.

Speaking of her new appointment Amanda said: “I’m really pleased to be joining the NHS North West regional team at a time when I hope my experience of system working, primary care, and tackling health inequalities will help with some of the challenges we face.”

Amanda Pritchard, Chief Operating Officer is pleased to welcome Amanda and said: “Amanda Doyle is a leader of great integrity, determination and compassion, and as we take the next important steps forward in the development of our health and care system, I know these qualities will be vital as she takes on the role of Regional Director for the North West.”

Amanda will start her new role in August 2021.