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

Ongoing support for health and wellbeing boards post-April 2013

From 1 April 2013, responsibility for the ongoing development and support programme for health and wellbeing boards will be transferred from the Department of Health to the Local Government Association (LGA). The LGA has been working with the Department to … Read more → – Ongoing support for health and wellbeing boards post-April 2013

Statutory guidance published on Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies

The Health and Social Care Act encourages greater integration between health and care services, so that patients and the public can receive seamless care. Health and wellbeing boards are vital to that integration – local authorities, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), … Read more → – Statutory guidance published on Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies

Local Healthwatch Regulations Explained

The Local Government Association and the Department of Health have jointly published a document to help local Healthwatch audiences understand the legal requirements that have been set out in regulations. DH and LGA appreciate the advice and support provided by … Read more → – Local Healthwatch Regulations Explained

Join webinar on how health and wellbeing boards can work effectively with local providers

The Department of Health and NHS Confederation invite health and wellbeing board members to join a webinar on 1 March from 9 – 10.15am to discuss provider engagement on boards. Health and wellbeing boards present new opportunities for effective partnership … Read more → – Join webinar on how health and wellbeing boards can work effectively with local providers

How health and wellbeing boards will benefit from national and local partnership working

As health and wellbeing boards move through the final few months of running in shadow form, Joyce Redfearn, the new National Director for Health and Wellbeing Board Implementation, reflects on the hard work and effort shown by the Department, its … Read more → – How health and wellbeing boards will benefit from national and local partnership working