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Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care

Description

· Leading on tackling inequalities in healthcare delivery across the borough

· Liaising with the NHS on maintaining all services at St Helier Hospital, development of Colliers Wood Surgery and development of a new medical centre in Mitcham

· Lead on Public Health, delivering its statutory duties including the Health and Wellbeing Board, Joint Strategic Needs Assessment, specified public health services, health protection oversight such as Covid-19 and support for the NHS, with focus on health improvement and reducing health inequalities for all ages.

· Chair of Health and Wellbeing Board.

· Ensuring Adult Social Care delivers its statutory duties under the Care Act 2014

· Ensuring the key principles under the Care Act of Prevention, Wellbeing and Independence are embedded in service delivery

· Lead on implementation of the Adult Social Care reforms namely; Integration, Charging and CQC Assurance

· Relationships with the local ICS (intagrated care system) at place and the SWL ICS. The Primary Care Network (PCN) and wider health organisations, the voluntary sector while also ensuring that local health services are protected for Merton residents and the most vulnerable.

· Leading on tackling inequalities including tackling health inequality and health delivery across the borough

· Liaising with the NHS on maintaining and strengthening all services at St Helier Hospital, the development of Colliers Wood Surgery and development of a new wellbeing Centre in Mitcham

· Lead on Adult Social care for adults of working age with physical or learning disabilities

· Lead on Adult Social Care for older adults (+65)

· Lead on dementia and mental health services across health and care and keeping services at the Dementia Hub

· Responsibility for driving dementia-friendly policy, and high-quality dementia services in the borough

· Leading on personalised care and support.

· Lead member for addressing food poverty.

· Leading on support for informal carers

· Lead for care markets across a range of service settings, including residential care, nursing care, homecare and day opportunities for adults.

 

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