Health and Wellbeing Board

The Health and Wellbeing Board is made up of a range of people from Westminster City Council and from our local health partners.

The Board works to improve the health and wellbeing of people who live in and visit Westminster. Its activities include:

  • delivering the four main priorities of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2017-2022: improving outcomes for children and young people, improving the risk factors for long-term conditions such as dementia, improving mental health through prevention and self-management, and leading an effective local health and care system
  • delivering projects which integrate these priorities, including developing new care spaces, and designing campaigns to tackle mental health stigmas
  • implementing the actions laid out in the North West London Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)
  • assessing the health and wellbeing needs of the local population and producing  Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNA)
  • working in partnerships to ensure that plans to commission services are joined up across different organisations
  • carrying out Pharmaceutical Needs Assessments to guide the provision of high quality pharmaceutical services

Health and Wellbeing Board meetings are held regularly and are open to public attendance. 

Membership of the Board

​Councillor Heather Acton  (Chairman) 
Dr Neville Purssell   
Councillor Nafsika Butler-Thalassis   
Mike Robinson   
Bernie Flaherty   
Melissa Caslake   
Jennifer Travassos   
Dr Naomi Katz   
Olivia Clymer   
Hilary Nightingale   
Dr David Finch   
Dr Joanne Medhurst   
Clare Robinson   
Maria O'Brien   
Detective Inspector Iain Keating   

To ensure joined-up working, some of our local NHS Provider organisations also attend the Westminster Health and Wellbeing Board, including Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust and Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust.

Last updated: 9 July 2018