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Well since writing my blog on ‘Whatever Happened to Inclusion Health’ I have come across some more information. Hopefully some of this material will be available officially soon – but in the interim…..

The Lead Minister is Ann Milton and the board members are as follows:

Professor Steve Field  – Chair of National Inclusion Health Board

Sir David Nicholson – Chief Executive NHS Commissioning Board Authority

Professor Sir Michael Marmot – Director, International Institute for Society and Health and MRC Research Professor in Epidemiology at University College London

Cllr David Rogers – Chairman of the Local Government Group’s community wellbeing board and Vice chairman of East Sussex’s health overview and scrutiny committee.

Charles Fraser – CEO St Mungos

Professor Lindsey Davies – President of the Faculty of Public Health

Sandie Keene – Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) National Lead on Public Health and Director of Adult Social Services in Leeds – and from 2013 President of the ADASS

So – we have a board made up of a tremendously powerful group of players  – this should mean that we can expect significant leadership on this agenda from at least four key organisations/federations which have a national reach:

I think it is really important that the existence and aims of this board are brought to the attention of  elected members, paid officers, professionals and community leaders who are concerned about meeting the needs of excluded groups.

The priority groups that Inclusion Health is focussing on are:


The board has established 4 main working groups and have appointed the following leads:

Action we can all take

There are many of us who have been trying to bring this agenda into the mainstream – after all its not just the four groups of people who are excluded – but by their nature the front line services who try to meet their needs – they also often lack profile and mainstream recognition.

So it is crucial that when opportunities arise we contact and talk with the members of the board identified above – with a view to supporting them and encouraging them to continue to keep focussed on this agenda.

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