Health and Wellbeing Board

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Livewell Southend is Southend’s health and wellbeing information site and includes a Directory of Services for Adults, Children and Families.

Southend’s Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) for Southend-on-Sea reports on the health and wellbeing needs of local people today and for the future. It contains a wealth of data on the life experiences of people living in Southend. It compares our communities with others across the country on measures of education, income, and lifestyle that affect our ability to lead a long and healthy life.

See the summary of Southend's JSNA.

Physical Activity birth to 5 year old
Physical Activity 5 to 18 year old
Physical Activity adults and older adults

Health and Wellbeing in Southend-on-Sea

Following the Health and Social Care Act 2012, Southend-on-Sea has a Health and Wellbeing Board which is made up of local statutory organisations and health related partners who are working in partnership to improve health and wellbeing for Southend's residents. The ambition is that everyone living in Southend-on-Sea has the best possible opportunity to live long, fulfilling, healthy lives.

We want:

  • our children to have the best start in life
  • to encourage and support local people to make healthier choices
  • people to have control over their lives as independently as possible
  • to enable our older population to lead fulfilling lives as citizens

Southend's Health and Wellbeing Board is made up of representatives from:

  • Southend-on-Sea Borough Council (SBC)
  • NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
  • Healthwatch Southend
  • Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (SUHFT)
  • Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT)
  • Southend Association of Voluntary Services (SAVS)
  • Pre-School Learning Alliance (PLA)

For further information about Health and Wellbeing Boards and CCGs and to see Southend's Health and Wellbeing Strategy, please see related downloads.

Find out more about how partners are working together to improve patient experience through the Integrated Care Pioneer scheme.

Board members

Cllr Lesley Salter (Chair) Executive Councillor with responsibility for Health, Belfairs Ward Councillor

Dr José Garcia Lobera (Vice Chair) NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group Chair and Clinical Lead for Mental Health

Cllr Charles Willis – Westborough Ward Councillor

Cllr John Lamb – Leader of the Council, West Leigh Ward Councillor

Cllr Meg Davidson – Prittlewell Ward Councillor

Cllr Ron Woodley – Thorpe Ward Councillor

Cllr Fay Evans – West Shoebury Ward Councillor

Alison Griffin, Chief Executive, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

Simon Leftley - Deputy Chief Executive (People), Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

Andrea Atherton - Director of Public Health, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

NHS England

Healthwatch Southend

Dr Krishna Chaturvedi - Clinical Executive Committee Chair, NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group 

Margaret Hathaway - Interim Accountable Officer, NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group

Clare Panniker - Chief Executive and Accountable Officer, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (SUHFT)

Sally Morris - Chief Executive, Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT)   

Alison Semmence - Chief Executive Officer, Southend Association of Voluntary Services (SAVS)  

Neil Leitch - Chief Executive, Pre-school Learning Alliance 

Elizabeth Chidgey - Chair, Southend Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) and Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB)

Cllr Cheryl Nevin - Observer in capacity as People Scrutiny Chair, Milton Ward Councillor 

Southend Health and Wellbeing Board meetings

Everyone is welcome to come and observe Southend’s Health and Wellbeing Board and Southend residents can submit questions to the Health and Wellbeing Board as follows;

  • Questions should be submitted to the Democratic Services team either by email to: or by post to: Democratic Services Team, Floor 2, Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6ER, no later than 2 clear working days before the date of the meeting. 
  • Questions need to relate to the business of the Board.
  • Answers will be provided in writing as well as addressed at the next eligible Health and Wellbeing Board meeting.
  • The period for addressing questions will not exceed 15 minutes.
  • Neither the question or the response will be subject of debate.             

Meeting dates:

Minutes for previous meetings can be viewed on our Minutes Section.

For questions about Southend's Health and Wellbeing Board, please contact Robert Harris, Committee Officer on 01702 215000 or email

Contact Adult Social Care

Telephone: 01702 215008

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