Dr Ed Garratt OBE DL

Chief Executive

NHS Suffolk and North East Essex ICB Board

Ed is Chief Executive of the NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board and has led the Integrated Care System since 2019. He is a Visiting Professor of Integrated Care at the University of Suffolk and an Honorary Professor at the University of Essex in the Institute of Public Health and Wellbeing. He is a Deputy Lieutenant (DL) of Suffolk. In 2023 he was awarded an OBE in The King’s first Birthday Honours List for services to the Integrated Care System.

Ed has worked in the system for over a decade, including leading through the pandemic. He was Chief Executive of the NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk, North East Essex and West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), gaining ‘outstanding’ ratings in all three CCGs, before they were closed in 2022. Previously he was Deputy Director of Commissioning and Head of Communications and Engagement at NHS East of England.

Ed supports various regional responsibilities such as chairing the East of England Mental Health Board and commissioning the East of England Ambulance Trust. He also sponsors the Essex Anchor Institutions’ Network and the Care Tech campus being developed at the University of Essex.

He has worked on major national policy by supporting the development of the NHS Constitution (2009) and the Government’s NHS White Paper (2021).

Ed has a published doctorate in English Literature from the University of Cambridge and a first-class degree in History from the University of Sussex.