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 2013-16 and is chaired by Cllr Matthew Riddle (leader of South Gloucestershire Council). Current member organisations are:


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.

It will monitor and support the configuration of services and the allocation of resources to meet priority outcomes, and drive evidence based and collaborative approaches to commissioning. The focus will be on areas where a multi agency integrated approach is beneficial to the people of South Gloucestershire.

The Board will:

  • identify needs and priorities across South Gloucestershire and publish and refresh the South Gloucestershire Joint 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.
  • 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.
  • have regard, and provide challenge, to partnership plans that relate to the health and wellbeing of the local population.
  • maintain an overview and receive annual reports on the effectiveness of 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.

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

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