Yorkshire & Humber AHSN’s Chief Executive, Richard Stubbs has become a member of the new NHS Assembly – a national forum to help shape the delivery of the Long Term Plan.

Richard is one of around 50 health professionals appointed to the new body, which will regularly bring together key stakeholders to advise the boards of NHS England and NHS Improvement on implementing the plan.

As the AHSN Network representative, Richard will be the AHSNs’ voice in shaping the successful delivery of the Long Term Plan.

The NHS Assembly will provide a wealth of knowledge and experience from national and frontline clinical leaders, patient leaders, staff representatives, health care system leaders and voluntary, community and social enterprise leaders. Members will inform discussion and debate on the NHS’s work and priorities.

Richard Stubbs said: “I’m extremely honoured to represent the AHSN Network on the NHS Assembly. The NHS Long Term Plan is a significant milestone for the role that innovation and technology will play in the transformation of our health system. It places great emphasis on these key enablers as essential drivers in achieving the major shift to prevention and supporting people stay healthy – unlocked by the power of digital.

“The AHSN Network recognises the major responsibility we have to support the delivery of the Long Term Plan, and my appointment to this new national body will give me a major opportunity to do this on behalf of the entire network.”