For the purposes of Regional Partnership Boards the Welsh Government has divided Wales into seven regions based on the footprint of Wales' Health Boards. Powys is unique because the local council footprint is the same as Powys Teaching Health Board, so Powys is considered a region in itself.
This has benefits and challenges. The benefits are that the level of negotiation and consensus is much simpler; the challenge is that the number of people to draw on is less and often the same people sit on a number of partnership fora.
Although the Regional Partnership Board sets the direction for joint work on health and care in Powys and takes the big decisions about that work, it also has subsidiary partnerships which involve a much wider group of people and organisations in the work done to deliver the Board’s objectives and priorities.
Members of the Regional Partnership Board (as of November 2019):
Ali Bulman - Director of Social Services
Carl Cooper - Chief Executive of PAVO (Vice-Chair)
Carol Shillabeer - Chief Executive of Powys Teaching Health Board (CHAIR)
Cllr Rachel Powell - Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services
Cllr Rosemarie Harris - Leader of Powys County Council
Cllr Myfanwy Alexander - Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care
Dylan Owen - Head of Transformation for Adult Services
Jamie Marchant - Executive Director of Primary, Community and Mental Health PTHB
Jean Carter (Carer) - Representative for carers in the area covered by the RPB
John Buchan - Representative for people with needs for care and support
Julie Gillbanks - Action for Children
Maggie Simms – Representative for people with needs for care and support
Melanie Davies - Powys Teaching Health Board Representative
Melanie Minty - Care Forum Wales Network
Nina Davies - Head of Housing and Community Development
Owen Judd (Carer) - Representative for carers in the area covered by the RPB
Stuart Bourne - Director of Public Health