Health and Wellbeing Board

The South Gloucestershire Health & Wellbeing Board is a statutory committee of South Gloucestershire Council set up in 2013 under the Health and Social Care Act 2012. Its aim is to develop and deliver the Joint Heath and Wellbeing Strategy 2017-21 and is chaired by Cllr Matthew Riddle (leader of South Gloucestershire Council). Current member organisations are:

Voice and No-vote Members:

Purpose, aims and functions

The Board provides leadership to achieve, for all ages, improvement to the health and wellbeing of the local population, including the safeguarding of children young people and vulnerable adults. It will report on progress to the South Gloucestershire Local Strategic Partnership.

The Board will ensure that high quality, person-centred, integrated care and support is a reality for the population of South Gloucestershire, including, but not limited to children’s care, mental health and learning disability and elderly care.  The Board will have regard to and challenge commissioners to work collaboratively, align priorities with each other and with the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS), and be evidence based.

The Board will:

  • identify needs and priorities across South Gloucestershire and publish and refresh the South Gloucestershire Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA);
  • prepare and publish the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS) that identifies the priority issues emerging from the JSNA requiring a whole system response;
  • prepare and submit the Better Care Fund Plan that sets out the local vision for health and care services;
  • advocate and lead on the delivery of the Healthier Together Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) Prevention Plan in South Gloucestershire;
  • ensure that the JHWS has regard to the national outcome frameworks for health and social care; in particular, for those outcomes where the requirement is for a system response wider than single organisation delivery;
  • through the Chair, report on the work of the Board to the Health Scrutiny Committee;
  • maintain an overview and receive annual reports on the the safeguarding system for children, young people and vulnerable adults;
  • ensure effective mechanisms are in place that enable all age active participation in planning for and improving the health and wellbeing of the local population.
  • ensure that effective linkages are maintained to both the aligned partnership bodies and to the wider LSP partnership configuration:
    • establish a Children, Young People and Families Partnership and to agree the Terms of Reference of the Partnership, to support the implementation of the Sustainable Community Strategy and strategies as directed that relate to children, young people and families
    • receive recommendations for the Children, Young People and Families Partnership, maintain an overview of its work in respect of multi-agency planning and service delivery to improve outcomes for safeguarding and wellbeing of all children and young people
    • receive an annual report from the Children, Young People and Families Partnership including progress of the implementation of the Partnership strategy for children and young people (formerly the Children and Young People’s Plan) and renewal of the end of strategy period.

Further information about the work of the partnership can be found in the documents listed below:

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