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Wolverhampton Health and Wellbeing Board

The Health and Wellbeing Board is a partnership of health and care organisations who work together to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community and reduce health inequalities.

The board has produced its  and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2013 - 2018 which are statutory responsibilities.

Meetings 

The public are invited to attend the Health and Wellbeing board meetings, these take place every other month. Dates, times and locations will be available shortly.

Minutes and agendas will also be available before and after meetings.

Purpose

The main functions of the board are:

  • to prepare and publish a joint strategic needs assessment
  • to prepare and publish a health and wellbeing strategy based on the needs identified in the joint strategic needs assessment and to oversee the implementation of the strategy
  • discretion to give an opinion on whether the Council is discharging its statutory duty to have due regard to the joint strategic needs assessment and the health and wellbeing strategy
  • to promote and encourage integrated working including joint commissioning in order to deliver cost effective services and appropriate choice. This includes providing assistance and advice and other support as appropriate, and joint working with services that impact on wider health determinants

Membership

Together, the members represent a real opportunity for health, local government, including its new public  health responsibilities, and local Healthwatch to work together to agree shared priorities and to make a difference to Wolverhampton residents. They include:

  • Cabinet Member - Health and Wellbeing (Chair)
  • Cabinet Member - Children and Families
  • Cabinet Member - Adults
  • Shadow Cabinet Member - Health and Wellbeing
  • Director of Community
  • Director of Education and Enterprise
  • Director of Public Health
  • Representative of Local Healthwatch
  • Wolverhampton Commissioning Consortia (3 representatives)
  • West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner (or representative)
  • National Health Services Commissioning Board
  • National Health Service Local Area Team
  • University of Wolverhampton - School of Health + Wellbeing
  • West Midlands Police - Wolverhampton Local Policing Unit