UK Ambassador announced for trailblazing European wide health initiative exploring the future health workforce

A health and wellbeing social enterprise serving the Northwest of England has been selected as the UK Ambassador for a European wide initiative which aims to envision the future health workforce. Wellbeing Enterprises CIC, based in Halton in Cheshire is one of handful of organisations leading this trailblazing initiative called ‘The Future of the Health Workforce: Reimagining Community Health’ on behalf of international partners the Johnson & Johnson Foundation and Ashoka.

The initiative is set to kick off simultaneously in the UK, France, Netherlands and Belgium in April with lead organisations in each country convening stakeholders across the country who are working or participating in the health system to join a series workshops and co-design sessions. These stakeholders will collectively define future desired states as well as new narratives for the health workforce and system to meet the health challenges of the 21st century.

Mark Swift, Founder CEO of Wellbeing Enterprises CIC said “We’re delighted to bring this exciting opportunity to the UK and we look forward to working with partner organisations, patients and the public as we set about imagining the future health system and its workforce”.

Lena Borsoi, Multi-Stakeholder Collaborations Co-Leader at Ashoka said “We are delighted to collaborate with and connect trailblazing organisation across Europe who have demonstrated, through their actions, a commitment to health and social innovation. We look forward to embarking on this learning journey with creative partners and individuals as we imagine together a future desired state of the health system and workforce”.

It is envisaged that outputs from this initiative will generate new projects and serve as an advocacy tool for public policy change. To find out more about the UK initiative and to sign up as a participant please access the following link:

For more information about this initiative please contact: James Smith, E: [email protected]  T: 01928 589 799


Notes to Editor:

Ashoka identifies and supports the world's leading social entrepreneurs, learns from the patterns in their innovations, and mobilizes a global community that embraces these new frameworks to build an "everyone a changemaker world."

Johnson & Johnson Foundation is a registered charitable organization that reflects the commitment of Johnson & Johnson to keeping people well at every age and every stage of life by blending heart, science and ingenuity to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity.

Wellbeing Enterprises is a health and wellbeing social enterprise based in the Northwest of England. As one of the first Community Interest Companies (CICs) in the UK, its mission is to help everyone live happier, healthier, longer lives. It does this by educating and supporting people, mobilising assets and resources in communities and working together with partners to tackle the underlying causes of poor health.