Health and wellbeing boards

Health and wellbeing boards will bring together local commissioners across the NHS, public health and social care, elected representatives and representatives of HealthWatch to deliver integrated health and care services to improve the health and wellbeing of people in their area.

Shadow health and wellbeing boards will be up and running from April 2012. Fully fledged boards will be operating in April 2013, when clinical commissioning groups will take on responsibility for the NHS budget, subject to Parliamentary approval.

>> Guide to health and wellbeing boards

Appointment of Managing Director to Central Southern CSU

The NHS Commissioning Board has appointed John Wilderspin as Managing Director of Central Southern Commissioning Support Unit. John is currently National Director for Health and Wellbeing Board Implementation at the Department of Health. John was previously a Chief Executive in … Read more → – Appointment of Managing Director to Central Southern CSU

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Join the Department of Health at this year’s National Children and Adult Services Conference (NCAS)

The NCAS conference is a key event in the health and social care diary. It brings together health and care leaders and policy makers from across local and central government, voluntary and private sectors. This year, the conference takes place between … Read more → – Join the Department of Health at this year’s National Children and Adult Services Conference (NCAS)

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Including loneliness and isolation in your JSNA and JHWS – 12 October Webinar

Loneliness and social isolation are a significant determinant of current and future health needs and social care in older populations. Research demonstrates it has a similar impact on mortality as smoking and increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by … Read more → – Including loneliness and isolation in your JSNA and JHWS – 12 October Webinar

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National Learning Network for health and wellbeing boards – Final Event – 8 November

Are you ready to rise to the challenge for health and wellbeing boards in their role as system leaders? What are the key challenges and how are you – as leaders – going to respond to these? This event is … Read more → – National Learning Network for health and wellbeing boards – Final Event – 8 November

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How can health and wellbeing boards implement the Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Strategy?

Health and wellbeing board members and officers, along with Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and local authority colleagues, are invited to join a Webex discussion on the Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Strategy on 31 October 2012 at 10.15 – 11.00. Prof. Huon … Read more → – How can health and wellbeing boards implement the Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Strategy?

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