Health and Wellbeing Strategic Reference Group

The Health and Wellbeing Strategic Reference Group brings together organisations and bodies which provide health care in Newham to improve the quality of and access to health care in the borough.

It also aims to reduce health inequalities within Newham and between Newham and the rest of London.

Responsibilities

The group’s work includes:

  • Providing a forum for organisations and bodies which provide health care in Newham to share information
  • Identifying important issues and trends through this information sharing
  • Identifying solutions to these issues and recommending them to the Health and Wellbeing Board
  • Working together to bring health care improvements in line with the Health and Wellbeing Board’s strategy
  • Working with the Health and Wellbeing Board to talk to organisations which provide health care, patients and the wider public and getting them to talk to each other
  • Report and make recommendations to the Health and Wellbeing Board
  • Doing tasks the Health and Wellbeing Board ask for that help the board
  • Make open and transparent decisions that are also in line with the group’s responsibilities
  • Promoting health and wellbeing services
  • Creating conditions for local residents to manage and improve their own health
  • Giving support to the local social care agenda.

Membership

​Organisation

Representative​

London Borough of Newham​

Cllr Clive Furness, Cllr Frances Clarke

London Borough of Newham ​

Head of Planning and Development Commissioning - Deirdra Armsby, Director for Commissioning (Adults) - Grainne Siggins

London Borough of Newham​

Director of Public Health ​- Meradin Peachey

Barts Health NHS Trust​ 

James Ross, Jane Hawdon, Ian Basnett​

Barts Health NHS Trust website​

East London NHS Foundation Trust​ 

Marie Gabriel (Chair), John Wilkins​

East London NHS Foundation Trust website

Newham Clinical Commissioning Group​ 

Elizabeth Goodyear​

Newham Clinical Commissioning Group website

North East London Local Pharmaceutical Committee​

Vikesh Patel​

East London and the City Local Dental Committee​ 

Mehendra Patel​

East London and the City Local Dental Committee website

Newham Opticians' Forum

Newham Health Watch​ 

Kevin Mansell​

Newham Health Watch website

Local Medical Committee​ 

Local Medical Committee website

Forum for Health and Wellbeing​

Sahdia Warriach​

Adults Co-production ​Forum​

Angus McKenzie Davie

University of East London​

University of East London website

East London Business Alliance​ 

East London Business Alliance website

London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority​ 

Borough Commander Rhys Powell

London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority website

Newham schools​

Joan Deslandes