Council members appointed to help make decisions on NHS resources in Calderdale

The West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) is a new statutory organization which will be established on July 1, 2022.

It will be part of the West Yorkshire Integrated Care System (ICS) – known as the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership.

Most decisions will be made at the local level in support of the local priorities of the Health and Wellbeing Council. The local Calderdale committee will be known as the Calderdale Cares Partnership and will include representatives from health, care, local government and the community and voluntary sector in Calderdale.

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Stephen Naylor, John Mallalieu and Denise Cheng-Carter

Cathy Elliott, chair-designate of the NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board, said: “I would like to congratulate John, Denise and Stephen on their appointments to the Calderdale ICB Place-based committee. They bring with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will be invaluable in paving the way to improving the health of local populations. We have a long history of working together in West Yorkshire, and I look forward to continuing that tradition and working alongside them all as we move forward into our new statutory organisation.

After an open and transparent recruitment process, an Independent Chair and two Independent Members have been appointed to the Calderdale Cares Partnership Council.

This is an ICB committee with authority from the West Yorkshire ICB to make decisions about the use of NHS resources in Calderdale.

These appointments will play a key role in providing a constructive, independent and respectful challenge to the plans, objectives and priorities of the Calderdale Cares partnership.

Robin Tuddenham, Officer in Charge, NHS Calderdale CCG, Chief Executive, Calderdale Council and Designated Local Lead for Calderdale Cares Partnership, said: “We have a strong history of partnership in Calderdale. The Calderdale Cares partnership aligns with Calderdale’s local ambitions and provides the opportunity to influence the wider health and care system. I am delighted that we have appointed such high quality candidates to these key positions for Calderdale.

“Never before, as we seek to recover from the pandemic and tackle growing inequalities, will our partnership be more important to focus on what really matters, to work with and alongside local people. We are well placed to realize our potential in Calderdale given the strength of our committee in Calderdale.

New appointments made

Independent Local Committee Chair – John Mallalieyou

John has extensive experience in public, private and social enterprises.

He is chief executive of the Leeds United Foundation and Leeds United College. He has non-executive experience in a director role for a national conservation charity and previously non-executive director of a housing association board, director of a national conservation charity mental health for veterans and adviser to the Minister of Social Affairs on employment services.

He has held senior positions with the social enterprise Turning Point for almost a decade, as well as various executive and non-executive roles within the NHS, including Vice-Chairman of the NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group and former lay member of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Integrated Care System. .

In response to his appointment, John said: “I am delighted to take on this new role with us. It’s time for us to be ambitious for the people who live and work in Calderdale. By working together, we have the best opportunity to truly make a difference and help achieve our vision of creating more resilient communities where everyone can access health, care and well-being services, reach their potential and live a bigger life.

Independent Member – Denise Cheng-Carter

Denise is a qualified accountant and has worked in the education sector for over 25 years. She is Acting Executive Director of Finance and IT at Capel Manor College London, and was Deputy Director of Finance and Resources at Calderdale College for almost 20 years until last year.

Denise has been a lay member of the NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group since January 2022, having acted in a lay advisory capacity since 2019.

Denise said: ‘I look forward to taking on this new role and continuing to use my experience and expertise to support the committee to deliver outstanding results for the people of Calderdale.’

Independent Member – Stephen Naylor

Stephen, who lives in Brighouse, is the founder and director of Calderdale-based communications, strategy and public affairs consultancy Waverley. He worked as a journalist, through politics and politics before starting his own business in 2013.

He has a strong background in the voluntary sector, including as chair of the Calderdale-based charity, The Nick Smith Foundation, since its inception in 2018, and a trustee of Halifax’s Piece Hall since 2020.

Stephen said: “Calderdale is my home – it’s where I grew up and where my family is growing up now. I’m passionate about where we live and delighted to be working on the new Partnership Council which will play a role so important to play in all of our lives.”

Members of the Calderdale ICB Committee will share responsibility for ensuring that it carries out its functions effectively, efficiently, economically, with good governance and in accordance with the terms of the West Yorkshire ICB Constitution.

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