Healthier Together leadership group

Healthier Together has a governance structure which helps to oversee Partnership activities.

There are three core groups:

  • The Partnership Board
  • The Executive Group
  • Clinical Cabinet
Healthier Together leadership group

The Healthier Together Partnership Board

The Partnership Board is responsible for the strategic leadership and direction setting for Healthier Together.  Membership includes all the partner organisations and also representatives from Public Health, Healthwatch and NHS England.  The Board meet bi-monthly in public.

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Partnership Board Members

Healthier Together
Dr Jeff Farrar, BNSSG ICB Chair (designate)
Sebastian Habibi, Programme Director

Clinical Commissioning Group
Shane Devlin, Chief Executive
Jonathan Hayes, Chair
Peter Brindle, Medical Director
Sarah Truelove, Chief Finance Officer BNSSG ICB (designate)

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Dominic Hardisty, Chief Executive
Charlotte Hitchings, Chair

Bristol City Council
Mike Jackson, Chief Executive Officer
Cllr Helen Holland, Chair of Health and Wellbeing Board, Bristol

North Bristol NHS Trust
Maria Kane, Chief Executive
Michele Romaine, Chair

North Somerset Council
Jo Walker, Chief Executive
Cllr Mike Bell, Chair of Health and Wellbeing Board, North Somerset

One Care
Ruth Taylor, Chief Executive
Simon Bradley, Chair

Sirona care & health
Janet Rowse, Chief Executive
Amanda Cheesley, Chair

South Gloucestershire Council
Dave Perry, Chief Executive
Cllr Ben Stokes, Chair of Health and Wellbeing Board, South Gloucestershire
Sara Blackmore, Director of Public Health

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Jennifer Winslade, Executive Director of Nursing & Quality
Tony Fox, Chair

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Mark Smith, Chief Executive (interim)
Jayne Mee, Chair

NHS England
Rachel Pearce, Director of Commissioning Operations

Georgie Bigg, Chair of Trustees or Vicky Marriott, Area Manager (one to attend)

The Executive Group

The Executive Group is responsible for developing the Healthier Together vision and strategy.  It also oversees and supports the various programmes that have been set up to deliver that vision. Membership of the group, which meets fortnightly, is made up of the Chief Executives from the Partnership Board, and the group is jointly chaired by Mark Smith and Shane Devlin.

Clinical Cabinet

The Clinical Cabinet is responsible for developing and overseeing the clinical strategy across BNSSG, providing leadership, advice and assurance across all clinical programmes of work.  The Chair is Peter Brindle, who also sits on the Partnership Board. Membership includes Clinical Executive Directors, Medical Directors, Chief Nurses, Directors of Public Health, and a Bristol Health Partner representative. The group meet fortnightly.

Within the governance structure for Healthier Together we also have a number of Steering Groups that lead on the different priority areas of work, including Acute Care, Integrated Care, Urgent Care, Digital and Workforce.

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For further information on any aspects of our leadership and governance structures please get in touch at bnssg.healthier.together@nhs.net. If your enquiry refers to coronavirus inc symptoms, testing, and travel, please refer to the latest Government guidance before contacting us.