Local Workforce Action Board (LWAB)

What is the Local Workforce Action Board (LWAB)?

The Local Workforce Action Board (LWAB) is a board which meets bi-monthly with membership that spans health and care providers, place based care representatives, Local Authorities, Public Health, the voluntary sector, commissioners and education, innovation and development bodies.  The Board’s focus is workforce and education of our current and future healthcare workforce.

Why does the LWAB exist?

LWABs are a core part of Health Education England (HEE) to:

  • Support systems across a broad range of workforce activity
  • Enable the local delivery of the HEE mandate from the Department of Health and other key workforce priorities in line with national policies

What does the LWAB do?

The LWAB does several things:

  1. Ensures collective and system-wide discussion and decisions on workforce and education, where possible for health and care
  2. Ensures connectivity across the system on workforce schemes, developments and strategies to make best use of resource and energy
  3. Manages an allocation of HEE investment for local workforce schemes which are designed to support the core aims of the LWAB

During 2019/20, the schedule of LWAB meetings is listed below:

Meeting

May 2019

July 2019

September 2019

November 2019

January 2020

March 2020

What is funding is currently available?

In 2019/20 the C&M LWAB funding for local workforce initiatives will support the delivery of the Health and Care Partnership’s Workforce Programme and HEE’s mandate requirements. This is in addition to the wider system investment from HEE, and slippage from 2018/19.

The process for funding schemes is managed by the HEE C&M team, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

How does the LWAB fit into Cheshire and Merseyside?

The LWAB is the delivery arm of the Health and Care Partnership for Cheshire and Merseyside’s Workforce Programme. The Workforce Programme is governed by the Strategic Workforce Programme Board, and is one of the four enablers for the Partnership. 

How can you influence the LWAB?

If you work within Cheshire and Merseyside you can influence the work that the LWAB does.

  • Do you have workforce initiatives you’d like to discuss?
  • Do you have ideas that require pump-priming?
  • Do you know who represents your sector or area on the LWAB, for health and care?

Working in partnership with the Health and Care Partnership for Cheshire and Merseyside:

  • Karen Howell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., CEO Wirral Community Trust and Workforce SRO
  • Christine Samosa, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Strategic Workforce Lead

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