Local Workforce Action Board

The Purpose

The Local Workforce Action Board (LWAB) for  Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes was established to align and develop the workforce to meet the ICS priorities and as part of its governance delivery.

The LWAB  brings together health and social care organisations and key stakeholders across a broad range of workforce issues, current and future, not just those that are currently the responsibility of Health Education England (HEE), so that the people elements of the 5 year service strategy can be identified and delivered. LWAB will develop solutions and agree a workforce work programme to meet the ICS priorities.  

Aims and Objectives

The LWAB has 2 areas for responsibility:

1.Supporting the ICS across broad range of workforce and HR related activity

2.Local delivery of HEE mandate and strategic priorities affecting the ICS

The LWAB aims and objects are to:

  • Agree the workforce work programme to support the ICS
  • Oversee implementation of the work programme
  • Engage with local and national stakeholders to co-ordinate inputs from both HEE and other ICS member organisations

The BLMK LWAB is jointly chaired by Health Education England and Matthew Winn the Chief Executive Officer of Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust. Anita Pisani, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Director of Workforce and Service Re-Design, is currently undertaking LWAB while Matthew is undertaking the role of National Director with the NHS Ageing Well Programme.

The Governance Structure

There are 3 LWAB sub groups taking forward delivery:

  • Workforce Modelling and Supply
  • Education Partnership
  • Staff Engagement (Partnership Forum)

LWAB Organisations

The LWAB is formed of representatives of:

  • HR Directors
  • Medical Directors
  • Directors of Nursing
  • Workforce Leads
      These representatives derive from the 17 BLMK LWAB organisations:

      The CCG Collaborative Commissioning Group that represents Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes

      Central Bedfordshire Council

      Milton Keynes Council

      Luton Borough Council

      Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust

      Luton & Dunstable NHS University Hospital

      Bedford Hospital

      Milton Keynes University Hospital

      Central North West London Trust

      East London NHS Foundation Trust

      Health Education England

      Skills for Care

      Bedfordshire Local Medical Committee

      Unison (as partnership forum representatives)

      University of Bedfordshire