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.

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Local Authorities – Health and Wellbeing Boards and Health Scrutiny Regulations

The Local Authority (Public Health, Health and Wellbeing Boards and Health Scrutiny) Regulations 2013 have now been published (see link below). The publication of these regulations provide a step forward in enabling local authorities to finalise local preparations for health … Read more → – Local Authorities – Health and Wellbeing Boards and Health Scrutiny Regulations

Charities join forces in push for greater people power in local health and care services

Four leading national charities have joined forces today to encourage more people and communities to get involved and have a say on how health and social care services are run in their area. CSV, Regional Voices, NAVCA and National Voices … Read more → – Charities join forces in push for greater people power in local health and care services

How health and wellbeing boards can work effectively with local providers

Health and wellbeing boards should take advantage of the experience and connections of established providers of health and care-related services, as well as be open to innovative contributions from new ones if they want to be successful at improving the … Read more → – How health and wellbeing boards can work effectively with local providers

New resources on Healthwatch and LINks published

The LGA have published a series of resources for local Healthwatch and LINks members. The resources cover a range of topics including: How do we make the organisational memory of LINks is carried forward? Knowledge and skills and competencies for … Read more → – New resources on Healthwatch and LINks published

Read the ‘story’ of the National summit for health and wellbeing boards, 8 November

On 8 November, health and wellbeing board members from across the country met for the fourth time to share progress and discuss what issues still need to be addressed as boards move towards taking on statutory status from April 2013. … Read more → – Read the ‘story’ of the National summit for health and wellbeing boards, 8 November