Health and Wellbeing board implementation round-up

The Department of Health is leading a programme of work to support the implementation of health and wellbeing boards.

A series of accelerated learning sets run by the NHS Institute and DH is supporting emerging health and wellbeing boards to learn and develop together. The learning sets cover areas such as:

  • improving services through more effective joint working (including two specific subgroups on children and families and adults)
  • improving the health of the population
  • bringing collaborative leadership to major service reconfiguration
  • creating effective governance arrangements
  • how to ‘hard-wire’ public engagement into the work of the boards
  • raising the bar in joint needs assessment and strategies
  • making the best use of collective resources.

The Department has also published an explanation of the joint strategic needs assessments (JSNAs) and joint health and wellbeing strategies, aimed at supporting the boards, ahead of statutory guidance due in January 2012.

John Wilderspin, the National Director for Health and Wellbeing Board Implementation, is hosting a series of monthly Q&A sessions on Twitter and the National Learning Network for Health and Wellbeing Board’s Community of Practice (CoP) website.

If you want to join future Q&A sessions, save the following dates in your diary and visit the CoP website for updates:

  • 12 January 2012 12 – 1:30pm
  • 9 February 2012 12 – 1:30pm
  • 8 March 2012 12 – 1:30pm

Transcripts of previous Q&A are all on the CoP website.

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