A panel of experts explored the common themes in successful joint working and how best practice can be replicated and scaled up

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What makes joint working between health and local government bodies to improve life for their citizens and patients successful? How can such initiatives be spread? Those were the big questions posed in an Health Service Journal/Local Government Chronicle roundtable which brought together representatives from both sides.

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The event, sponsored by Operose Health, looked at examples where better working together was delivering improvements in people’s lives and the common factors which make them successful. 


  • Alastair McLellan, editor, HSJ – chair
  • Samantha Jones, chief executive, Operose Health
  • Richard Mitchell, chief executive, Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust
  • Paul Najsarek, chief executive, London Borough of Ealing and spokesperson for community wellbeing at SOLACE
  • Will Tuckley, chief executive, Tower Hamlets Council
  • Chris Hopson, chief executive, NHS Providers
  • Rob Walsh, chief executive of North East Lincolnshire Council and CCG
  • Trevor Holden, managing director of Broadland and South Norfolk Councils
  • Helen Buckingham, director of strategy and operations, Nuffield Trust