Waste service strike

A number of Tower Hamlets Council frontline waste service workers and street cleansers will be going on strike from 18 September to 1 October due to a national pay dispute.  

Despite the council working to maintain services for residents, the strike will impact collections and cleansing across the borough. We apologise in advance for the disruption this will cause. 

Find out more about the strike.

Health and Wellbeing Board

The Tower Hamlets Health and Wellbeing board is a statutory committee of the council.

This means senior leaders from the NHS, Tower Hamlets, Healthwatch and the voluntary and community sector can work together to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Tower Hamlets and reduce health inequalities.

What does the health and wellbeing board do?

The health and wellbeing board aims to improve the health and wellbeing of local people and tackle health inequalities by:

  • identifying local health needs and priorities, and making sure commissioning plans reflect the findings of our analysis of local health needs, the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)
  • preparing and publishing a joint health and wellbeing strategy based upon the needs identified within Tower Hamlets health and wellbeing profile
  • plan the delivery of integrated local services by addressing the underlying factors of health and wellbeing
  • encouraging agencies to collaborate
  • communicating and engaging with the public and other stakeholders about how to achieve the best possible quality of life

Our Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing and Social Care, Councillor Gulam Kibria Choudhury, chairs meetings of the Health and Wellbeing Board and produces a briefing note following each board meeting.

Health and Wellbeing Board meeting dates, agendas and papers can be found on our committee pages

Who sits on the health and wellbeing board?

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 sets out a minimum membership of:

  • one local councillor
  • a representative of the local Healthwatch
  • a representative of the local clinical commissioning group
  • the local authority director for adult social services
  • the local authority director for children’s services
  • the director of public health for the local authority

Tower Hamlets Health and Wellbeing Board has widened its membership to include representatives from Barts Health Trust, GP Care Group, East London Foundation Trust and the Community and Voluntary Sector.

Board members

Cllr Gulam Kibria Choudhury

Chair, LB of Tower Hamlets and Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing and Social Care

Cllr Kabir Ahmed

Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Inclusive Development and Housebuilding

Cllr Saied Ahmed

Cabinet Member for Resources and the Cost of Living 

Cllr Maium Talukdar

Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Education, Youth and Lifelong Learning

Cllr Abdul Wahid

Ward Councillor for Stepney Green

Cllr Amy Lee

Ward Councillor for St Katherine's & Wapping

Cllr Ahmodur Khan

Ward Councillor for Backwall & Cubitt Town

Dr Neil Ashman

Chief Executive, The Royal London and Mile End hospitals

Dr Somen Banerjee

Director of Public Health, LB of Tower Hamlets 

Dr Ian Basnet

Public Health Director, Barts Health NHS Trust 

Chris Banks

Chief Executive, GP Care Group 

Lucie Butler

Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Nursing, Barts Health NHS Trust

Amy Gibbs

Independent Chair of Tower Hamlets Together

Denise Radley 

Corporate Director Health Adults and Community, LB of Tower Hamlets  

Vicky Scott

Chief Executive, Tower Hamlets Council for Voluntary Service

James Thomas

Corporate Director Children and Culture, LB of Tower Hamlets  

Warwick Tomsett

Director of Integrated Commissioning, LB of Tower Hamlets and NHS NEL

Helen Wilson

Housing Representative, Tower Hamlets Housing Forum / Clarion Housing