NHS Birmingham and Solihull has announced that six new partner members are to join the leadership team, with the Integrated Care Board only recently being launched.
Dr David Rosser, Roisin Fallon-Williams, Nick Page, Professor Graeme Betts, Dr Sunando Ghosh, and Dr Sunaina Khanna are coming in to bring knowledge and experience, as well as contributing their perspective to the decisions that are made by NHS Birmingham and Solihull.
The ICB is responsible for the planning of how to meet local health needs, how to allocate resources to NHS partners, making sure that services are in place to delvier goals, as well as the oversight for delivery of improved outcomes for the 1.3 million people living in Birmingham and Solihull.
Chair of NHS Birmingham and Solihull, Dame Yve Buckland, said:
“I’m pleased to welcome these sixth talented colleagues from our ICS to join the Board of NHS Birmingham and Solihull.
“Each of these individuals brings valuable insights and experiences from their varied backgrounds, which I know will be of great benefit to us, as we bring different voices from health and care together.
“Our entire board is committed to tackling the priorities of our ICS and including addressing the health inequalities we witness across Birmingham and Solihull, so we can ensure a fairer future for all.”
Dr David Rosser will sit as a partner member representing local providers and he is the Chief Executive of University Hospitals.
Roisin Fallon-Williams is the Chief Executive of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, and she will sit as a partner member representing local providers with knowledge and experience relating to health.
Nick Page and Professor Graeme Betts will be representing Solihull and Birmingham local authorities respectively. Page’s role as Chief Executive at Solihull Council and Betts’ role as Director of Adult Social Care at Birmingham City Council.
Drs Sunado Ghosh and Sunaina Khanna are both GPs and they both sit as partner members representing primary medical services. Ghosh is Chair of the GP Partnership Board and Executive Partner at Midlands Medical Partnership, whilst Khanna is Chair of the Clinical Director Executive Board in Solihull.