Health and wellbeing board

The Hackney health and wellbeing board is a statutory committee of the Council.

This means senior leaders from the NHS, Hackney Council, Healthwatch and the voluntary and community sector can work together to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Hackney and reduce health inequalities.

What does the health and wellbeing board do?

The health and wellbeing board aims to improve the health and wellbeing of local people and tackle health inequalities by:

  • identifying local health needs and priorities, and making sure commissioning plans reflect the findings of our analysis of local health needs, the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)
  • preparing and publishing a joint health and wellbeing strategy based upon the needs identified within the City and Hackney health and wellbeing profile
  • plan the delivery of integrated local services by addressing the underlying factors of health and wellbeing
  • encouraging agencies to collaborate
  • communicating and engaging with the public and other stakeholders about how to achieve the best possible quality of life
  • assessing needs for pharmaceutical services in Hackney and publishing a pharmaceutical needs assessment

See the health and wellbeing board’s meeting dates, agendas and papers

Who sits on the health and wellbeing board?

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 sets out a minimum membership of:

  • one local councillor
  • a representative of the local Healthwatch
  • a representative of the local clinical commissioning group
  • the local authority director for adult social services
  • the local authority director for children’s services
  • the director of public health for the local authority

Hackney health and wellbeing board has widened its membership to include representatives from Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, East London Foundation Trust, the Health and Social Care Forum, and community pharmacy.

Board members

  • Mayor Glanville (Hackney Council) (Co-Chair)
  • Dr Mark Ricketts (Chair – NHS City and Hackney CCG) (Co-Chair)
  • Deputy Mayor Anntoinette Bramble (Hackney Council)
  • Councillor Caroline Selman (Hackney Council)
  • Councillor Christopher Kennedy (Hackney Council)
  • David Maher (Managing Director, NHS City and Hackney CCG)
  • Alistair Wallace (Health and Social Care Forum)
  • Laura Sharp (Chief Executive, GP Confederation)
  • Anne Canning (Group Director, Childrens, Adults and Community Health, Hackney Council)
  • Dr Sandra Husbands (Director of Public Health – City and Hackney)
  • Dr Navina Evans (Chief Executive – East London NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Raj Radia  (Community Pharmacies)
  • Malcolm Alexander( Interim Chair – Hackney Healthwatch)
  • Tracey  Fletcher (Chief Executive Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust)

Submit a question to the board

Members of the public can submit questions to the Health and Wellbeing Board.

If you wish to submit a question to the board, email your question to by 12 noon, 10 clear working days before the Health and Wellbeing Board meeting.

Please note that a question may be rejected if:

  • it’s not about a matter for which the board has a responsibility, or which affects the borough
  • it’s defamatory, frivolous or offensive
  • it’s substantially the same as a question, motion or deputation which has been put at a meeting to the board in the past 6 months
  • it requires the disclosure of confidential or exempt information
  • the question relates to an individual planning or licensing application

If your submitted question is appropriate we will then write to you and invite you to attend the meeting (these are now taking place remotely via Google Meet) and ask your question.

If you are not able to attend the meeting we will provide you with a written response.

Annual report of the director of public health for City and Hackney

Developing our local health and wellbeing strategy

Every local health and wellbeing board has a duty to produce a health and wellbeing strategy.

We are currently renewing Hackney’s for 2022-26. This will set out the health and wellbeing priorities in Hackney over the next four years.

Page updated on: 14 April 2021

Hackney Health and Wellbeing Board


Room 137
Hackney Town Hall
Mare Street
E8 1EA