Who’s who in East Midlands health and social care




Each of the regional networks that compose Regional Voices, including Wellbeing East Midlands, have produced a “Who’s Who” guide to key people working in health, wellbeing and care in each region. The guides include relevant people from clinical commissioning groups, health and wellbeing boards, CQC, NHS England area teams, commissioning support units and local Healthwatch.

Please help us keep this guide up to date by notifying us of any changes, corrections or information to help us fill any gaps by emailing wellbeing@selfhelp.org.uk 

Please note: We aim to update the guides periodically as and when we become aware of any changes. However, as this is an ever-changing area, we cannot guarantee 100% accuracy and the lists should therefore be used as a guide only.

East Midlands Who's Who

This includes National and regional information on the following:

  • NHS England Regional Teams
  • Commissioning Support Units (CSUs)
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
  • NHS England Equality Leads 
  • Public Health England
  • East Midlands Directors of Public Health
  • Directors of Adult Social Care
  • Directors of Childrens Services
  • Health and Wellbeing Boards
  • Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) Authors
  • Health Scrutiny Contacts
  • Healthwatch
  • Care Quality Commission (CQC)
  • Skills for Care Locality Managers

The updated Who's Who in Health & Social Care in the East Midlands (updated January 2016 v3) is available to downloaded or as a PDF link below

To access the Who’s Who guides for the other regions visit Regional Voices Who's Who in the regions or cut and paste into your browser www.regionalvoices/whoswho 

You can read more about the Health and Care system and how everything fits together on our One East Midlands Health and Social Care page

You might also find the following regional information below useful 


Working together for patients and the public


Within the East Midlands there are a number of health organisations with the same region-wide footprint. Whilst their remits are different they share a collective aim: to serve the East Midlands' 4.5m residents, improving health outcomes for patients and the public. They have signed a formal partnership agreement to reinforce this commitment, and are committed to collaborating to explore all opportunities to share resources, develop joint projects, and reduce the risk of duplication.

The wheel shows these partners

To find out more information about each of the roles and remits visit www.emwheel.org

Academic Health Science Networks (AHSN)

Academic Health Science Network (AHSNs) are membership organisations within the NHS in England. They were created in May 2013 with the aim of bringing together health services, and academic and industry members. Their stated purpose is to improve patient outcomes and generate economic benefits for the UK by promoting and encouraging the adoption of innovation in healthcare.

Each of the 15 Academic Health Science Networks in England focus on the health of the local community. Collectively, as a national network, AHSNs support improvements around common themes such as improving patient safety. Use the AHSN interactive map to find out more about their work.

East Midlands Academic Health Science Network C Floor, Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, Innovation Park,

Triumph Road 




Telephone: 0115 823 1298

Email: emahsn@nottingham.ac.uk


For further information about AHSNs read the briefing paper by RAISE at www.raise-networks.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/AHSN-briefing-paper1.pdf.

Strategic Clinical Networks 

In accordance with the NHS Mandate, national outcome ambitions, and local priorities for East Midlands patients, East Midlands Strategic Clinical Networks exist to support NHS England’s vision that: “Everyone has greater control of their health and well-being, supported to live longer, healthier lives by high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly improving.”

Strategic Clinical Networks (SCNs) are an integral part of the new NHS England structure. Their objectives are to support NHS England and local commissioners to deliver the improved quality of care as described in the NHS Outcomes Framework 

The SCNs involve service users from all these areas to ensure that the patient and public voice is fed into future service development and quality improvement.

Unlike the Senate, which is an entirely new body, Strategic Clinical Networks build on the success of previous networks that combine the experience of clinicians, patients, staff and providers to improve the way care is provided

Professor Aly Rashid, Medical Director of NHS England’s Leicestershire and Lincolnshire Area Team, is the Accountable Officer for both the regional Strategic Clinical Networks and the Clinical Senate in the East Midlands, 

For further information about SCNs read the briefing paper by RAISE at www.raise-networks.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Strategic-Clinical-Networks-and-the-Clinical-Senate1.pdf

Clinical Senates

Clinical Senates have been established to be a source of independent, strategic advice and guidance to commissioners and other stakeholders to assist them to make the best decisions about healthcare for the populations they represent.

They bring together a range of health and social care professionals with patients to take an overview of health and healthcare for local populations. They provide a source of strategic, independent advice and leadership on how services should be designed to provide the best overall care and outcomes for patients.

Downloaded a map showing the areas each of the 12 senates will cover 

The Royal College of Nursing has a fact sheet on clinical senates and strategic clinical networks


For further information about Clinical networks and Clinical Senates read the briefing paper produced by RAISE

Health Education England

Health Education England (HEE) is the new national leadership organisation for the education, training and development of the healthcare workforce. It supports improvements in care for patients by ensuring that the right numbers of staff with the right skills are available where they are needed. Health Education England is a special health authority 

Health Education East Midlands (HEEM)

Health Education East Midlands (HEEM) work as part of Health Education England (HEE) and act as a ‘convenor’ of the East Midlands health system: bringing people together across NHS, social care and the third sector: working on large scale change, championing education and training as a lever for improvement and acting as an exemplar for workforce best practice and innovation.

You can download a "map" of Health Education East Midlands – Regional responsibilities

Originally there were four local health community workforce teams across East Midlands; Lincolnshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire. In the recent restructure [2015] Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Local Workforce teams have merged. Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Local Workforce teams have also merged. Lincolnshire retains its own Local Workforce team.

They are yet to recruit to the positions of Workforce Transformation Managers for Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Rutland, and Lincolnshire. From September 2015 the Transformation Manager for Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire will be Amanda Batty, who will be in post for six months.

The structures are as follows:


Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland:


Locality Partnership Manager:

Transformation and LETC Lead

Workforce Transformation Lead x2

Administration Team Leader

Administration Assistant

Locality Partnership Manager

Transformation and LETC Lead

Workforce Transformation Lead x2 posts

Administration Team Leader

Administration Assistant

Locality Partnership Manager

Transformation and LETC Lead

Workforce Transformation Lead x2 posts

Administration Team Leader

Administration Assistant

The Workforce Leads meet with the East Midlands Local Education Training Board [EMLETB] regularly to agree consistent approaches where appropriate, keep up to date with national and regional developments and to share good practice.

Skills for Care

The role of Skills for Care is to ensure the adult social care workforce has the skills and qualifications needed to deliver high quality care and support. They work closely with organisations providing adult social care across England to develop effective tools and resources and offer support with a range of issues including recruiting and retaining staff, developing skills; qualifications and training, and workforce planning.

Skills for Care has a network of area teams across England who can signpost to information, resources and tools to support employers and workforce development. Locality managers work closely with other stakeholders including the Care Quality Commission (CQC), local authorities, learning providers, and the voluntary sector and have a comprehensive picture of workforce related issues in your area such as recruitment, retention, provision of apprenticeships, training and qualifications for social care, and workforce planning. Please see our Who's Who in the East Midlands for details.

Any general queries for the engagement support team can be emailed to engagement.support@skillsforcare.org.uk

East Midlands Hospitals

Hospital trusts [also known as an acute trust]

A hospital trust, also known as an acute trust is an NHS trust that provides secondary health services within the English National Health Service. NHS hospital services are run and managed by NHS trusts, which make sure that hospitals provide high-quality healthcare, and that money is spent efficiently. They also decide on strategies for hospital developments. Apart from emergency care, hospital treatment is arranged through your GP, dentist and optician. Treatment at NHS hospitals is free.

NHS Trusts were established under the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 and were set up in five waves. Each one was established by a Statutory Instrument.

The trusts are not trusts in the legal sense but are in effect public sector corporations. Each trust is headed by a board consisting of executive and non-executive directors, and is chaired by a non-executive director.

Foundation Trusts

Foundation Trusts are NHS organisations that are run a bit differently to NHS Trusts. Foundation Trusts are still fully part of the NHS and they are still required to meet nationally set targets and objectives. Foundation Trust now have greater freedom and local people can become members of our Trust and can elect Member Councillors to represent their views and work alongside the Trust. 

Foundation Trusts are regulated and monitored by both the Care Quality Commission (as are all NHS Trusts) and Monitor, which is the independent regulator of foundation trusts. 

Unlike current NHS Trusts, a Foundation Trust is able to borrow and invest funds and has minimum three year contracts with commissioners rather that the annual contracts that we have been used to. This will allow the Trust to make decisions about how services are run with the benefit of known funding. Foundation Trusts can enter formal partnerships and joint ventures with other organisations outside the NHS – such as voluntary organisations or housing providers. Foundation Trusts are able to re-invest savings in their own services without having to seek approval from the Department of Health or local NHS commissioners


East Midlands NHS Hospitals and Foundation Trusts

Hospital Trust

Main Trust Address


Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S44 5BL


Tel: 01246 277271

Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital, Uttoxeter Road, Derby DE22 3NE

 Tel: 01332 340131

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Kettering General Hospital, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN16 8UZ


Tel: 01536 492000

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust


Cliftonville, Northampton NN1 5BD

 Tel: 01604 634700

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust


Trust Headquarters, City Hospital campus, Hucknall Road, Nottingham NG5 1PB


Tel: 0115 969 1169

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



Mansfield Road, Sutton-In-Ashfield, Sutton-In-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 4JLNG17 4JL

 Tel: 01623 622515

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust                               


Trust Headquarters, Lincoln County Hospital, Greetwell Road, Lincoln LN2 4AX


Tel: 01522 512512

University Hospitals Of Leicester NHS Trust


Leicester Royal Infirmary, Infirmary Square, Leicester LE1 5WW

 Tel: 0300 303 1573

Mental Health Trusts

A mental health trust provides health and social care services for people with mental health disorders.  There are 56 mental health trusts (including 43 foundation trusts) in England. They are commissioned and funded by clinical commissioning groups.

Patients usually access the services of mental health trusts through their GP (primary care medical doctor) or via a stay in hospital. Most of the services are for people who live in the region, although there may be specialist services for the whole of the UK or services that accept national referrals. Mental Health Trusts may or may not provide inpatient psychiatric hospital services themselves (they may form part of a general hospital run by an NHS Hospital Trust). The various trusts work together and with local authorities and voluntary organisations to provide care.

East Midlands Mental Health Trusts

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Trust Headquarters, Kingsway Site, Kingsway, Derby   DE22 3LZ


Tel: 01332 623700

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust


Lakeside House,                     4 Smith Way, Enderby, Leicester LE19 1SS


Tel: 0116 295 0300

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Units 8 and 9, The Point, Lions Way, Sleaford, Lincolnshire NG34 8GG

 Tel: 01529 222200

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Sudborough House,                 St. Marys Hospital,                 77 London Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN15 7PW

Tel: 01536 410141

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Duncan Macmillan House, Porchester Road, Nottingham   NG3 6AA


Tel:  0115 969 1300


East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EMAS) provides emergency 999, urgent care and patient transport services for the 4.8 million people within Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Lincolnshire (including North and North East Lincolnshire), Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire.

Patient care and treatment is provided at the scene of the emergency or in the emergency vehicles en-route to hospital or a treatment centre.

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Trust Headquarters

1 Horizon Place

Mellors Way

Nottingham Business Park



Telephone: 0115 884 5000 

Downloadable Map to Trust Headquarters

EMAS have two control rooms - Emergency Operations Centres at Nottingham and Lincoln.In the event of an emergency - always call 999


Patient Transport Services (PTS


Patient Transport Services (PTS) crews transport patients to and from their hospital, day care and outpatient appointments. We only provide PTS in North & North East Lincolnshire, and in parts of Nottinghamshire:

Nottinghamshire - 0845 266 9662

North Lincolnshire - 01522 832691

If you live outside of these areas and have a query about hospital transport for routine appointments, please contact the hospital you are attending for help and advice

Wellbeing East Midlands is the name of Regional Voices Health and Social Network in the East Midlands. 

*From the 1st October 2015 Regional Voices' Health & Social Care Networks in the East and East Midlands (formerly managed by OEM) are being managed by selfhelp UK

Please email wellbeing@selfhelp.org.uk  if you would like to join our Wellbeing East Midlands network or if you have any news, events or resources you would like to share with network members.

or you can contact Jayne Quantrill contact, Health and Wellbeing Coordinator Wellbeing East Midlands directly at  jayne.quantrill@selfhelp.org.uk  mobile telephone number: 07508490731