“I look forward to returning and reconnecting and working closely with all organisations across the health, care and voluntary sector in the Black Country to eliminate health inequalities and discrimination which has a huge impact on a person’s sense of self, belonging and wellbeing. As a member of the Integrated Care Board, I will play my part in restoring hope and healing to the people of this richly diverse region and make it a great place to live and work.”

Dr Ananta Dave was previously the Medical Director and a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Before this, she gained management experience including a number of years as Clinical Director for Quality and Safety and interim clinical director for child and adolescent mental health services, at Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.   

Ananta is President of British Indian Psychiatric Association, a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, holds a Master’s degree in Psychological Medicine and a Masters in Medical Ethics and Law, and is also an experienced clinician and medical educator who has established and led new services.

For the ICB, Ananta is the executive lead for learning disability and autism (all-age) and ​​​​​​​down syndrome (all-age).

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