Committee details

Health and Wellbeing Board

Purpose of committee

This statutory committee is established under the Health and Social Care Act  2012 to act as a partnership forum in which key leaders from the local health and care system could work together to improve the health and wellbeing of their local population.



Wirral Council is fully committed to equalities and our obligations under The Equality Act 2010 and Public Sector Equality Duty. 


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Public Questions

Notice for public questions must be put in writing to the Monitoring Officer no later than midday three working days before the meeting and should be sent to



Public Statements

A member of the public may speak on up to two non-procedural items on any agenda if notice has been given no later than midday three working days before themeeting. No speech should exceed three minutes. Please give notice to




Petitions may be presented to the Committee. The person presenting the petition will be allowed to address the meeting briefly (not exceeding one minute) to outline the aims of the petition. The Chair will refer the matter to another appropriate body of the Council within whose terms of reference it falls without discussion, unless a relevant item appears elsewhere on the Agenda. Please give notice of petitions to in advance of the meeting.


Personal Data

For further information about how we use the personal data of individuals speaking at Council and Committee meetings, please see the following document: Document Data Protection Protocol for Public Speakers at Committees | Wirral Council



  • Councillor Yvonne Nolan  (Chair) 
  • Councillor Janette Williamson   
  • Councillor Tom Anderson   
  • Councillor Wendy Clements   
  • Councillor Phil Gilchrist   
  • Paul Satoor    Chief Executive Wirral Council
  • Julie Webster    Director of Public Health
  • Graham Hodkinson    Director of Care and Health
  • Simone White    Director of Children, Families and Education
  • Dr Paula Cowan    Chair, NHS Wirral CCG
  • Simon Banks    Chief Officer, Wirral CCG
  • Karen Prior    Chief Officer, Healthwatch Wirral
  • Nicola Allen    Head of Medical Directorate, NHS England
  • Alan Evans    Director of Regeneration and Place
  • Warren Ward    Director, Community Action Wirral
  • Janelle Holmes    CEO Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Karen Howell    CEO, Wirral Community NHS Trust
  • Sheena Cumiskey    CEO, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Liz Bishop    CEO, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mark Thomas    Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service
  • Martin Earl (Superintendent)    Merseyside Police
  • Louise Healey    Jobcentre Plus
  • Michael Brown  (Co-Optee)  Chair, Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sue Higginson  (Co-Optee)  Principal, Wirral Met College
  • Mike Maier  (Co-Optee)  Chair, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sir David Henshaw  (Co-Optee)  Chair, Wirral University Teaching (WUTH) Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Abel Adegoke  (Co-Optee)  Chair, Primary Care Council
  • Daniel Sharples  (Committee Officer) 

Contact information

Support officer: Dan Sharples.