Health and Wellbeing Board
In line with nationally agreed operating principles, the health and wellbeing board will seek to:
- provide collective leadership to improve health and well-being across the local authority area, enable shared decision-making and ownership of decisions in an open and transparent way;
- achieve democratic legitimacy and accountability, and empower local people to take part in decision-making;
- address health inequalities by ensuring quality, consistency and comprehensive health and local government services are commissioned and delivered in the area; and
- identify key priorities for health and local government commissioning and develop clear plans for how commissioners can make best use of their combined resources to improve local health and well-being outcomes in the short, medium and long term.
The Health and Wellbeing Board also includes independent members who are not councillors, but members of the community co-opted onto the committee because of their relevant skills, knowledge or experience.