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The NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board became a statutory organisation on 1 July 2022.

The Integrated Care Partnership is a joint Committee of the Integrated Care Board (ICB) and the four local Councils and is called the BLMK Health and Care Partnership. It is chaired by a local authority elected member, Cllr Tracey Stock and the vice-chair is Rima Makarem, the ICB Chair. The Health and Care Partnership has core members from NHS organisations, councils, GPs, Healthwatch and voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.

The BLMK Health and Care Partnership meets on a quarterly basis and the meetings are held in public. It will also hold workshops on issues that affect our system and will invite experts and interested parties to these meetings.

Integrated care strategy

The Health and Care Partnership is responsible for the development and agreement of the Integrated Care Strategy for Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes. The Health and Wellbeing strategies from each of the Council boroughs and population health information will be used as a basis for the strategy.

Health and Care Partnership Members

Co-Chairs Khtija Malik and Martin Towler

Khtija Malik, Councillor at Luton Council since 2019 and represents Challney ward

Martin Towler, Councillor at Bedford Borough Council since 2015 represents Risley Ward

Integrated Care Board:

  • Dr Rima Makarem, Independent Chair, NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board
  • Felicity Cox, Chief Executive, NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board


  • Cllr Martin Towler, Bedford Borough Council
  • Kate Walker, Bedford Borough Council
  • Cllr Rebecca Hares, Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Marcel Coiffait, Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Andy Sharp, Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Cllr Hazel Simmons, Luton Borough Council
  • Cllr Khtija Malik, Luton Borough Council
  • Cllr Fatima Begum, Luton Borough Council
  • Cllr Peter Marland, Milton Keynes City Council
  • Cllr David Hopkins, Milton Keynes City Council
  • Cllr Robin Bradburn, Milton Keynes City Council
  • Cllr Angela MacPherson, Buckinghamshire Council
  • Vicky Head, Director of Public Health
  • Sally Cartwright, Director of Public Health

Acute hospital trusts:

  • Richard Sumray, Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Alison Davis, Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Community services, mental health and ambulance service providers:

  • Mary Elford, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
  • Tom Kimbasi, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Eileen Taylor, East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Emma De-Carteret, East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust
  • Mike Murphy, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Primary Care Networks:

  • Jane Kocen, Bedford Borough Primary Care Network
  • Manraj Barhey, Luton Primary Care Network
  • Navaneetha Rammohan, Milton Keynes Primary Care Network
  • Vacancy


  • Emma Freda, Healthwatch Bedford Borough
  • Diana Blackmun, Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire
  • Lucy Nicholson, Healthwatch Luton
  • Tracy Keech, Healthwatch Milton Keynes


  • Sonal Mehta, Partnership Lead, VCSE

Health and Care Partnership Meetings

If you would like to ask any questions to Health and Care Partnership meetings, please pre-submit your questions three working days in advance of the meeting by emailing [email protected]

Agendas and papers for all meetings held in public will be available five working days before the meeting. It is one full PDF and once the document is opened you can click on the agenda item number and it will take you straight to the paper for that agenda item.

Future meeting dates

14 March 2024

Past meeting papers

31 October 2023 – download papers

7 March 2023 – download papers

14 December 2022 – download papers

21 September 2022- download papers

4 July 2022 – download papers

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