Health and Wellbeing Board

The Health and Wellbeing Board is a group of people from different organisations who work together in partnership to improve the health of people in Newham.

The organisations that work on this Board include the London Borough of Newham council officers who manage Adults and Health, Children Services, Public Health, NHS Newham Clinical Commissioning Group (NCCG), Newham University Hospital (part of Barts Health NHS Trust) and HealthWatch Newham, who provides a voice for residents.

The Board produces a joint strategy which shows what it will do to improve health in Newham. This is currently being led by Public Health.


The vision of Newham Health and Wellbeing Board is where:

  • ​People are equipped with the right information and tools to make healthy choices for themselves and their families.
  • We make best use of our community assets to create more opportunities that support better health and wellbeing.
  • Services work together to respond to local needs informed by evidence of what has the biggest impact on people’s lives.

All with People at the Heart of Everything We Do. 


Our work includes:

  • Setting up arrangements for joint commissioning and pooled budgets when they are appropriate
  • Preparing the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and the Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Newham and look at how joint working such as pooled budgets can help to develop the strategy
  • Make recommendations to Newham Council and Newham Clinical Commissioning Group based on the JSNA
  • Make recommendations for the commissioning strategy plans – including developing joint commissioning – for local NHS services, health improvement and social care
  • Agree results and performance targets for monitoring
  • Promote integrated working between health and social care commissioners and joint working with commissioners of services which have an impact on the health of Newham’s residents.

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

We work with the Newham Clinical Commissioning Group to prepare the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment. The document sets out the health and wellbeing needs of Newham residents now and in the future, based on a number of factors including:

  • Population
  • Use of health and social care services
  • Patterns of illness and poor health
  • Factors that affect health, including housing, poverty, employment and the environment.

To view the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment documents, you can visit the Newham Clinical Commissioning Group website.

Children and young people mental health services

Our Newham Future in Mind Transformation Plan 2015-2020 (PDF) shows how the Health and Wellbeing Board plans to improve children and young people’s mental health services in Newham using new and existing funding.

This 2018/19 version of the local transformation plan (LTP) has been reviewed and approved through governance structures within London Borough of Newham and Newham clinical commissioning group (CCG). It was submitted to NHS England on 1 February 2019 for evaluation against their key lines of enquiries with the final version discussed by Newham’s Health and Wellbeing Board on 27 March 2019.




​NHS Newham Clinical Commissioning Group (NCCG)

Dr Muhammed Naqvi, Chair, Newham Clinical Commissioning Group (NCCG) - (Co-chair)

London Borough of Newham​

Rokhsana Fiaz, Mayor, London Borough of Newham (LBN) - (Co-chair)

London Borough of Newham​

Cllr Zulfiqar Ali, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care

London Borough of Newham​

Cllr Firoza Nekiwala, Deputy Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care

London Borough of Newham​

Cllr Sarah Ruiz, Cabinet Member for Children

London Borough of Newham​

Cllr Ayesha Chowdhury, Chair, Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Commission (observer)

​London Borough of Newham​

​Colin Ansell, Corporate Director, Adults and Health 

​London Borough of Newham​

​Elaine Redding, Corporate Director, Children’s Services 

​London Borough of Newham​

​Jason Strelitz, Director of Public Health 

​NHS Newham Clinical Commissioning Group (NCCG)

​Dr Arpana Patel, Governing Body, Clinical Lead for Children and Maternity, NCCG 

​NHS Newham Clinical Commissioning Group (NCCG)

​Dr Rima Vaid, Governing Body, GP, Primary Care Clinical Lead, NCCG 

​NHS England (NHSE)

​James Moore, Head of Delivery, Improvement and Transformation, NHS England (Interim)


​Sarah Garner, Associate Director of Collaborative Commissioning, NCCG / LBN

​NHS WEL (Waltham Forest, Newham and Tower Hamlets)

​Selina Douglas, Managing Director, WEL CCGs 

Main Provider of Services

​Navina Evans, CEO, East London NHS Foundation Trust (EFLT)

​Main Provider of Services

​Tony Halton, Managing Director, Newham University Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust (BHT) ​

​Partners and Stakeholders

​Selina Rodrigues, Managing Director, Healthwatch Newham