Health and Wellbeing Board Members


Lee Breckon JP CC

Chairman of the Health and Wellbeing Board

Lee Breckon JP CC

Chairman of the Health and Wellbeing Board

  • I was elected to the County Council in 2017 and represent the Glenfields, Kirby Muxloe and Leicester Forests Ward.

    In my first year, I served on Health and Communities Scrutiny as Chairman, Scrutiny Commission, and as Vice Chairman of the Pension Committee. I was vice Chairman of the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Joint Health Overview Committee.

    For the second year of office, I was appointed as Lead Support Member for Adult and Social Care which incorporates Libraries, Museums and Heritage. I retained my Vice Chairman of Pensions Committee.

    This year I was honoured to be promoted to Lead Member for Health and Communities as Cabinet Member. I am excited to continue the great work done last year by our now Chairman, Mrs Pam Posnett and also privileged to follow in Mr Ernie White's footsteps, who was the Lead Member for many years.

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Richard Blunt CC

Cabinet Lead Member for Adult Social Care

Richard Blunt CC

Cabinet Lead Member for Adult Social Care

  • Mr Richard Blunt was elected to Leicestershire County Council in 2009 and has been a member of the Cabinet since 2011. In May 2017 he became the Lead Member for Adults and Communities, with responsibility for adult social care services, heritage, leisure and the arts. He represents the Glenfields, Kirby Muxloe and Leicester Forests electoral division.

    Mr Blunt is also Leader of North West Leicestershire District Council.

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Mrs Deborah Taylor CC

Cabinet Lead Member for Children and Family Services

Mrs Deborah Taylor CC

Cabinet Lead Member for Children and Family Services

Andy Williams

Chief Executive for Leicester City, West Leicestershire and East Leicestershire and Rutland CCGs

Andy Williams

Chief Executive for Leicester City, West Leicestershire and East Leicestershire and Rutland CCGs

Dr Vivek Varakantam

East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group Board Member

Dr Vivek Varakantam

East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group Board Member

Professor Mayur Lakhani

Chair, West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

Professor Mayur Lakhani

Chair, West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

  • Professor Mayur Lakhani CBE FRCGP is a practising GP from Sileby, at Highgate Medical Centre, in South Charnwood, Leicestershire.

    He has been a GP in the practice for over twenty years. He is a Board Member of the CCG and is involved in several areas of work: end of life care, frail older people, primary care quality practice appraiser and the commissioning sub group.

    He is a past Chairman of The Royal College of General Practitioners (2004-2007). He is a member of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM).

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Caroline Trevithick

Chief Nurse, Quality Lead and Governing Body Nurse/Deputy MD, West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

Caroline Trevithick

Chief Nurse, Quality Lead and Governing Body Nurse/Deputy MD, West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

  • Caroline Trevithick has been nursing for the last 30 years and has had experience working in acute hospitals and in the community. She also worked for the Department of Health and the Strategic Health Authority, leading on the reduction of healthcare associated infections. More recently Caroline has developed experience as a commissioner and has been responsible for improving the quality of provider services across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Caroline’s work in the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) enables her to continue the focus on quality in provider organisations but also gives her the opportunity to develop the nursing agenda within the organisation. As the LLR lead for end of life she has taken the time to focus on the needs of our local population at this time in their lives and is working to improve the services for all patients.

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John Sinnott

Chief Executive of Leicestershire County Council

John Sinnott

Chief Executive of Leicestershire County Council

  • John Sinnott has been Chief Executive of Leicestershire County Council since 1994, the longest serving County Council Chief Executive. During that time, he has worked with 12 different political group leaders; politically hung, coalition and single party administrations. Leicestershire County Council has been consistently recognised as one of the highest performing local authorities in the country. Leicestershire was a pilot for Families with Complex Needs and is now recognised by the Government as one of its highest performing areas on ‘Troubled Families’. John was a member of the Department of Health and Local Government Programme Board on NHS reforms throughout its life (2010-13) and is now a member of the national Health Transformation Task Group, set up by the Local Government Association – with support from the Department of Health and NHS England.

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Mike Sandys

Director of Public Health

Mike Sandys

Director of Public Health

  • Mike was appointed Director of Public Health (DPH) for Leicestershire County Council in February 2014, following spells as Interim Director and Joint Acting Director, having been working in Leicestershire as a Consultant in Public Health in 2010.

    He has worked in Public Health since 1992, having started his NHS career in financial management. Mike's public health career has seen him work in a number of public health intelligence, research and development and manager roles in both the NHS and academia, before gaining his first consultant post in Derby in 2005 on being admitted to the Public Health Register.

    Before moving to the East Midlands Mike spent his career working across Greater Manchester and Merseyside. Here he worked closely with communities in delivering a health improvement programme in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the country.

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Jon Wilson

Director of Adults and Communities, Leicestershire County Council

Jon Wilson

Director of Adults and Communities, Leicestershire County Council

  • Jon joined Leicestershire County Council in May 2015, having previously worked at Nottinghamshire County Council for ten years.
    Biography for Jon Wilson, Director Adults and Communities,
    Jon is currently the Director of Adults and Communities at Leicestershire County Council. As such he is responsible for the delivery of Adult Social Care services and Community and Wellbeing services to the people of Leicestershire. This is a wide ranging portfolio including personal care services, libraries, heritage and adult learning provision.

    Prior to joining Leicestershire County Council in May 2015, Jon worked for Nottinghamshire County Council for nine years leading the provision of social care services to people with learning disability, physical disability, mental ill health and other associated care needs. Jon started his career in social care in Sheffield in 1985 having moved there from his home town of Bradford to attend college in 1981.

    Jon is a Social Worker by profession although has spent most of his professional life in management and leadership roles in both local authority and NHS organisations. Jon completed his formal education with the award of an MSc in Partnership Working in Health and Social Care at Birmingham University in 2006.

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Councillor Phil King

District Councillor

Councillor Phil King

District Councillor

Councillor Jeffrey Kaufman

District Councillor

Councillor Jeffrey Kaufman

District Councillor

  • Mr Jeffrey Kaufman was first elected to Oadby & Wigston Borough Council on local government reorganisation 1973 to 1982. Member for this current term from 1991. Representing Oadby Brocks Hill Ward. Chair of Borough Health & Wellbeing Board. Member of Leicestershire County Council 1981 to 1985 and from 2012 to present representing Oadby.

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Chief Superintendent Adam Streets

Leicestershire Police

Chief Superintendent Adam Streets

Leicestershire Police

Mark Wightman

Director of Strategy and Communications, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Mark Wightman

Director of Strategy and Communications, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Helen Thompson

Divisional Director, FYPC and LD Services, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Helen Thompson

Divisional Director, FYPC and LD Services, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Michael Smith

Chair of Healthwatch Leicestershire

Michael Smith

Chair of Healthwatch Leicestershire

Hayley Jackson

Assistant Director of Strategy & Transformation-LLR, NHS England

Hayley Jackson

Assistant Director of Strategy & Transformation-LLR, NHS England

Lord Willy Bach

Police and Crime Commissioner

Lord Willy Bach

Police and Crime Commissioner

Jane Moore

Director of Children and Family Services, Leicestershire County Council

Jane Moore

Director of Children and Family Services, Leicestershire County Council

Jane Toman

Chief Executive of Blaby District Council

Jane Toman

Chief Executive of Blaby District Council