London Health and Wellbeing Board Partnership Support Programme: Continued (NHS London)

Summary

The Government’s Health and Social Care Act creates statutory Health and Wellbeing Boards in each Local Authority. Their aim is to improve health services and care services, and to promote the health and wellbeing of local people.

Health and Wellbeing Boards bring together locally elected councillors and service commissioners, including representatives of clinical commissioning groups, directors of public health, children’s services and adult social services, and a representative from Local HealthWatch (the patients’ representative body).

Health and Wellbeing Boards assess local needs using their Joint Strategic Needs Assessments. They also develop a shared strategy, taking the form of a Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy, to address those needs and provide a strategic framework for commissioners’ plans.

Read more: NHS London: The London Health and Wellbeing Board Partnership Support Programme.

A suite of support tools and briefings for the London Health and Wellbeing Board Partnership Support Programme has been co-produced by NHS London, London Councils and the King’s Fund. These documents offer guidance to help support Health and Wellbeing Boards when producing joint health and wellbeing strategies. Other briefings also offer an overview of local government public health reforms.

Health and Wellbeing Boards

This briefing summarises the role and purpose of Health and Wellbeing Boards, the legislative requirements on Local Authorities and NHS bodies in relation to Boards, and other issues to consider when establishing and developing Boards.

Full Text Link (a)

Reference

Henwood, M. for the King’s Fund London Special Interest Group (2012). Policy to practice briefing: developing a local joint health and wellbeing strategy. No.1: Health and Wellbeing Boards. London: NHS London, 2012. 4p.

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment & the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy

This briefing summarises the role and purpose of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) and the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS), legislative requirements on Local Authorities and NHS bodies, and issues to consider when developing local JSNAs and JHWSs.

Full Text Link (b)

Reference

Henwood, M. for the King’s Fund London Special Interest Group (2012). Policy to practice briefing: developing a local joint health and wellbeing strategy. No. 2: Joint Strategic Needs Assessment & the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy. London: NHS London, 2012. 5p.

Resources and the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy

 This briefing summarises issues involved in ensuring resources are mapped, identified and applied to the priorities identified in a local health and wellbeing strategy. These resources include community capacity and social capital. Commissioning budgets are also featured.

Full Text Link (c)

Reference

Henwood, M. for the King’s Fund London Special Interest Group (2012). Policy to practice briefing: developing a local joint health and wellbeing strategy. No. 3. Resources and the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy. London: NHS London, 2012. 4p.

Public Health Reform: What’s Happening and When?

This briefing summarises public health reform, how it changes the role of Local Authorities and the role of the new national bodies.

Full Text Link (d)

Reference

Henwood, M. for the King’s Fund London Special Interest Group (2012). Policy to practice briefing: developing a local joint health and wellbeing strategy. No. 4. Public Health reform: what’s happening and when. London: NHS London, 2012. 6p.

Healthwatch

This briefing summarises plans to give consumers a voice in the reformed health and care system by creating Local Healthwatch organisations, and how these relate to Health and Wellbeing Boards and the development of JSNAs and local health and wellbeing strategies.

Full Text Link (e)

Reference

Henwood, M. for the King’s Fund London Special Interest Group (2012). Policy to practice briefing: developing a local joint health and wellbeing strategy. No. 5. Healthwatch. London: NHS London, 2012. 5p.

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