Last updated:
25 June 2015

West Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board

Information about the Board, and access to meeting dates, locations, agendas and minutes.

1 What the WSHWB does

The West Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board will lead on improving the co-ordination of commissioning across the National Health Service (NHS), social care and public health services.

The Board brings together elected members, leaders from the NHS, social care and the voluntary sector to work together and support one another to improve the health and wellbeing of the local population and reduce health inequalities. The Board provides a forum for challenge, discussion and the involvement of local people. The Board also has responsibility for development of the Better Care Fund plan (please see below) to support the transformation of the health and social care system in West Sussex to meet the combined challenges of the demands of a growing older population and reducing budgets for West Sussex.

It oversees the development of the health and social care needs assessment referred to as the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). The JSNA identifies the health and wellbeing needs of the people of West Sussex and the results are used to inform local commissioning of services to create a more effective and responsive local health and care system.

Other services that impact on health and wellbeing such as housing and education provision will also be addressed, whilst ensuring statutory obligations such as the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) are met.

The Chairman, Christine Field writes a regular blog on issues relating to the Board. Should you wish to receive alerts to this and the agenda and papers for the meetings contact Suzanne Thompson.

3 Meeting dates and locations

  • 5 February 2015
  • 30 April 2015 
  • 16 July 2015
  • 15 October 2015 
  • 4 February 2016  

Start time - 2.00pm (unless otherwise stated)
Location - County Hall North (Parkside), Horsham, RH12 1HA

These meetings are open to the public.

4 Board members

The Board includes representation from all bodies in West Sussex with major responsibilities for commissioning health services, public health or social care.

West Sussex County Council (x6)

• Peter Catchpole (Cabinet Member for Adult Health and Social Care)
• Peter Evans (Cabinet Member for Children – Start of Life)
• Christine Field (Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing) (Health and Wellbeing Board Chairman)
• Avril Wilson (Executive Director Care, Wellbeing and Education)
• TBC (Director of Public Health, Commissioner Health and Social Care

West Sussex District and Borough Councils (x2)

• Nigel Lynn (Chief Executive, Arun District Council)
• Alex Bailey (Chief Executive, Adur and Worthing Council; Chairman West Sussex Health Inequalities Network) 

Surrey and Sussex Local Area Team of the NHS England (x1)

• James Thallon (Medical Director) 

West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) (x7)

Coastal West Sussex CCG
• Katie Armstrong (Clinical Chief Officer)
• Marie Dodd (Chief Operating Officer)
• Andrew Williamson (Interim Chairman)

Crawley CCG
• Amit Bhargava (Chief Clinical Officer)
• Alan Kennedy (Chairman)

Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG
• Minesh Patel (Clinical Lead and Chairman) (Health & Wellbeing Board Vice Chairman)
• Sue Braysher (Chief Officer)

Voluntary Sector (x2)

• Martin Pearson (4SIGHT)
• Diane Henderson (AgeUK) (interim attendee)

Healthwatch (x1)

• rances Russell (Chairman, Healthwatch)

Observers (with speaking rights) (x3)

• Margaret Evans (Chairman West Sussex Health and Adult Social Care Select committee)
• Katy Bourne (Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner)
• Steve Whitton (Sussex Police Divisional Commander)

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