Committee details

Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Board

Purpose of committee

The Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Board is a forum for key leaders from the health and care system in Lancashire to work together to improve the health and wellbeing of the local population and reduce health inequalities. 


Board members work together to understand their local community’s needs, agree priorities and encourage commissioners to work in a more joined up way. As a result, patients and the public should experience more joined-up services from the NHS and their local council in the future.


You can find more information about the Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Board, including, background to the Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Board,more about the Lancashire Board Members,explore the ways in which our County has changed, and access to a summary of the emerging Health and Wellbeing Strategy on the Health and Wellbeing website, which is available from this link.


  • CC V Taylor  (Chair) 
  • CC G Gooch  (Deputy Chair) 
  • CC S Charles   
  • CC G Driver   
  • Dr Sakthi Karunanithi    Director of Public Health and Wellbeing, LCC
  • Louise Taylor    Corporate Director Operations and Delivery (LCC)
  • Bob Stott    Director of Education, Schools and Care, LCC
  • Tony Pounder    Director of Adult Services
  • Dr Gora Bangi    Chorley and South Ribble CCG
  • Dr Sumantra Mukerji   
  • Cllr B Hilton    Ribble Valley Council representing Central Lancashire District Councils
  • Michael Wedgeworth    Healthwatch Lancashire Chair
  • Karen Partington    Chief Executive of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust
  • Dr Alex Gaw    Lancashire North Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
  • Graham Urwin    NHS England, Lancashire and Greater Manchester
  • Sarah Swindley    Third Sector Representative
  • Gary Hall    Chief Executive, Chorley Council representing CEOs of Lancashire District Councils
  • Jane Booth    Independent Chair, Lancashire Safeguarding Children's Board and Adult Board
  • Councillor Hasina Khan    Chorley Borough Council
  • Mark Bates    Assistant Chief Constable, Lancashire Constabulary
  • Dee Roach    Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust (on behalf of Heather Tierney-Moore)
  • Dr John Caine    West Lancashire CCG
  • Jacqui Thompson    North Lancashire HWB Partnership
  • Jennifer Aldridge    Fylde and Wyre CCG and Fylde and Wyre Health and Wellbeing Partnership
  • David Tilleray    Chair West Lancs HWB Partnership
  • Cllr Viv Willder    Fylde Borough Council
  • Mark Youlton    East Lancashire CCG

Contact information

Support officer: Samantha Gorton. Tel: 01772 532471, mobile 07585 983954 . Email -

Postal address:
Democratic Services
Christ Church Precinct
County Hall