Improving the health of the local population is everybody's job. The Shadow Health & Wellbeing Board brings the Council, NHS commissioners, GP commissioners, the voluntary sector and a range of other partners together to focus on that challenge.
The Board is currently in 'shadow form', because it is developing its role to meet new Government legislation on the future of health and social care services. This doesn't mean, however, that it is not doing some important business. The links below will take you to running updates both on the work of the Board and on our local implementation of the Government's changes to the NHS.
The Board plays an important role in reviewing partnership plans to make sure that they are robust and that they command the support that they need in order to succeed. It also oversees individual agency plans to make sure that they fit with the work of the rest of the health and society care 'system' locally. As its role develops, it will increase its influence over local health and social care services, and become an important place for innovation and challenge, to ensure that local services are continuously improving, with residents and patients at their heart.
The Health and Wellbeing Strategy identifies the issues we need to focus on, and contains ten priorities for local action. Each of these priorities has its own strategy outlined within 'our priorities' below.
- Healthy Eating
- Physical Activity
- Depression and Emotional Wellbeing
- Sexual & Reproductive Health
- Immunisation & Screening
- Death & Dying
- Domestic Violence
- Health at Work
Cllr Maureen Worby, Cabinet Member for Health
Chair of the Shadow Health and Wellbeing Board