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New Chair Appointed to Norfolk and Waveney Health and Social Care Assembly

Published on 17 May 2021 11:12 AM

Emma Ratzer has been appointed as the first Chair of the Norfolk and Waveney VCSE (Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector) Health and Social Care Assembly. The appointment was announced by the Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership which brings together the NHS, local government and the voluntary sector to improve health and care in our area. 

The idea for the VCSE Health and Social Care Assembly has been developed by representatives of the VCSE sector - including Community Action Norfolk, Community Action Suffolk, Voluntary Norfolk and Momentum - working together with the Norfolk & Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Norfolk County Council.  As Chair, Emma will now lead the next stage of the work to develop an effective VCSE Assembly which can build stronger and more equitable partnerships between our large, diverse and vibrant voluntary sector and NHS and social care organisations.

Our CEO, Dan Skipper, was a member of the stakeholder panel and final appointment panel. He commented “The appointment of Emma as the VCSE Assembly Chair is a big step in strengthening the partnership between health and social care and the VCSE sector. Emma’s role to develop the VCSE Assembly as part of the ICS will embolden the role of the VCSE and the fantastic diversity of support we provide to people and communities.”

You can read the full NHS Norfolk and Waveney CCG communication