During 2012/13 EMC been supporting Local Authorities in their response to NHS reforms and preparations for the transfer of public health responsibilities.
Health and Well-Being Board Chairs' Network
East Midlands Councils has established a Health and Well-Being Board (HWB) Chairs' Network to support HWB Chairs (and vice-chairs) to develop their their role through exchange of information, practice and ideas; and to build understanding of different organisational cultures and ways of working.
The Network consists of the 10 HWB Chairs in the East Midlands (Derby, Derbyshire, Leicester, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, and Rutland).
The Chair is Cllr Martin Suthers (Nottinghamshire) and the Vice-chair is Cllr Paul Bayliss (Derby City Council).
Terms of Reference
Other recent EMC activity
In September 2012 the Leader of East Midlands Councils wrote to the Secretary of State for Health to record concerns and ask that the decision to end Children's Congenital Heart Surgery at Glenfield Hospital be urgently reviewed. EMC has also submitted responses to the Health and Social Care Bill, the NHS Listening Exercise on NHS modernisation and "Fairer Care Funding – The Report of the Commission on Funding of Care and Support" (the Dilnot Commission).
Letter to Jeremy Hunt MP September 2012