Two briefings for members of health and wellbeing boards (HWBs) have been produced by the NHS Confederation, in collaboration with the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, the Department of Health and the Local Government Association. They aim to help (a) GP commissioners and (b) councillors and officers in local authorities to understand each others’ roles in the context of the structural and cultural differences between the NHS and local government.
Working with Local Government: Guide for GP Commissioners
This guide explains what councils do, how they are structured and work across tiers. It should help GP commissioners understand more about local government and hint at ways to bridge structural and cultural differences.
NHS Confederation (2012). Working with local government: a guide for GP commissioners. London: NHS Confederation, August 2012.
Working with GP Commissioners: Guide for Local Councillors and Officers
This briefing explores the implications of reforms introduced by the Health and Social Care Act 2012. It offers tips for councillors and officers when working with health colleagues.
NHS Confederation (2012). Working with GP commissioners: a guide for local councillors and officers. London: NHS Confederation, August 2012.