Health & Wellbeing Board
Health and Wellbeing Boards are a key part of the Government’s agenda for reorganisation of how health services are delivered and managed in England, as set out in the Health and Social Care Act 2012. The role of the Health and Wellbeing Board is to bring together the Local Authority, Voluntary Sector, Local Healthwatch, NHS and Public Health to work together to improve the health and wellbeing of local people.
From April 2013 the Rotherham Health and Wellbeing Board is a statutory sub-committee of the Council. It is chaired by the Cabinet Member with responsibility for health and wellbeing, and involves elected members, representatives from the local authority children’s and adult’s services, the Clinical Commissioning Group, Voluntary Sector, Director of Public Health and key providers of NHS services.
Key responsibilities of the Board include
- To coordinate the development of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) to understand the Health and wellbeing needs of people in Rotherham
- To determine the priorities for and prepare the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Rotherham
- To promote integration and partnership across the NHS, Social Care and Public Health
The papers for the Rotherham Health and Wellbeing Board can be accessed here
The Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) has a named representative on the Rotherham Health and Wellbeing Board, their role is to feed in a VCS perspective and inform decisions that affect the VCS.
The VCS representative on the Health and Wellbeing Board is:
Janet Wheatley from Voluntary Action Rotherham
If you have anything you would like feeding into the board Janet can be contacted by email