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Chaired by Prem Singh

The shadow Integrated Care System (ICS) Board is chaired by Together We’re Better’s Independent Cha...

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Our Director, Simon Whitehouse

Our Director, Simon Whitehouse, has worked in the NHS for over 20 years. He graduated as a phy...

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Board membership

The Board is comprised of the Chief Executive or equivalent (or a nominated individual) of Together We’re Better’s partner organisations. Other representation on the Board is listed below:

  • Together We’re Better (TWB) Independent Chair – Prem Singh
  • TWB Vice Chair – David Pearson
  • TWB Director – Simon Whitehouse
  • TWB Finance Director – Paul Taylor
  • Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Accountable Officer – Marcus Warnes
  • University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, Chief Executive – Tracy Bullock
  • University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, Chair – David Wakefield
  • University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, Executive Medical Director – John Oxtoby
  • University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, Managing Director of Burton Hospital – Duncan Bedford (attending for Chief Executive Gavin Boyle)
  • University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, Chair – Kathy Mclean
  • Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Chief Executive – Neil Carr (also attends in his capacity as SRO for TWB’s Workforce programme)
  • Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Chair – Richard Cotterell
  • North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust, Chief Executive – Peter Axon (also attends in his capacity as SRO for TWB’s OD and Leadship programme and the Digital programme)
  • North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust, Chair – David Rogers
  • Staffordshire County Council, Chief Executive – John Henderson 
  • Staffordshire County Council Leader – Alan White
  • Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Chief Executive – Jon Rouse
  • Stoke-on-Trent City Council Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care & Health – Ally Simcock
  • Stoke-on-Trent City Council Director of Adult Social Care, Health Integration and Wellbeing – Paul Edmondson-Jones
  • Staffordshire and Surrounds CCG, Chair, and SRO for TWB Digital programme - Paddy Hannigan
  • North Staffordshire CCG, Chair – Alison Bradley
  • Cannock Chase CCG, Chair – Gary Free
  • Stoke-on-Trent CCG, Chair –  Lorna Clarson
  • East Staffordshire CCG Chair and Chair of STP Assembly – Rachel Gallyot
  • South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG, Chair –  Shammy Noor
  • North Alliance Board, Chair – Mike Pyrah
  • NHS England and NHS Improvement representative
  • Healthwatch Staffordshire representative
  • Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent representative
  • Support Staffordshire representative
  • 2 X Primary Care provider representatives
  • Public representation according to the agenda
  • Other external stakeholders as appropriate