The Health and Well-Being Partnership aims to improve the health and well-being of local people by promoting integration and partnership working between the NHS, Social Care, Children’s Services, Public Health, the Third Sector and other local services, improving democratic accountability in health.
Its values will be based on leadership, partnership, clarity of purpose, communication and participation and it will focus on:
- Preventing ill health and helping people live longer happier lives
- Promoting equality by reducing unfair differences in health
- Improving the quality and accessibility of health and social care
- Delivering better value for the taxpayer
The health and wellbeing board is not a decision-making body but will recommend for approval to statutory authorities any jointly agreed plans or strategies relating to health and wellbeing; taking into account national policies, existing local service provision and likely available resources.
Read 'Health and Community Involvement' and 'How the NHS is Changing' for more