IC24 Chief Executive Yvonne Taylor has announced that she will be retiring in March 2020.

Yvonne joined IC24 from Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust in January 2016. In her four years with the organisation, she has overseen significant growth and change, including the introduction of clinical assessment services and the formation of a partnership between IC24 and South East Coast Ambulance Service.

The Board of IC24 have set in place plans to appoint her successor, to enable IC24 to support the further improvements in urgent and emergency care envisaged in the NHS forward plan.

Yvonne Taylor said: ‘I’ve really enjoyed my time at IC24, but the time is right for me personally to step down and hand the reins to someone else to lead the next stage of IC24’s journey as a leading provider of urgent care. I’ve been proud to lead a social enterprise, delivering healthcare on a not for profit basis, and even prouder of the people we have working for this organisation. It is clear that they put our patients at the heart of everything they do, and that’s something that won’t change, regardless of who is in charge.’

Stephen King, Chair of the Board of Directors at IC24 said: ‘We are sad to be losing Yvonne, who has worked tirelessly to improve patient care. In the time I’ve worked here I have seen first-hand her passion for healthcare, and her uncompromising demands for the highest standards of patient care. On behalf of the rest of the Board I would like to wish Yvonne all the best for the future when she leaves us in the spring.’