The Health and Wellbeing Board operates as a
statutory committee of the Council under the Health and Social Care
Act 2012. The board works in partnership at a strategic level to
improve the health and wellbeing of people in Redbridge. By
bringing together and working in partnership with a range of public
services including adult social services, GP's, our Clinical
Commissioning Group, local Healthwatch, public
health, children’s services, housing and community
safety organisations, it aims to:
- Promote the role of health and wellbeing to
its population using an all-inclusive approach to tackle the wider
determinants of health and wellbeing
- Provide collective
leadership and joint working to bring the most appropriate results
to our communities
- Be committed to making the
best use of resources to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for
the population of Redbridge
- Recognise the importance of
targeting and focusing integrated services on those patient groups
most likely to derive the most benefit
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The work of the board
The board meets approximately every other
View the boards meeting dates, agendas and
Under the Health and Social Care Act the board
is required to oversee and produce the following key documents.
- Health and
Wellbeing Strategy (PDF 4.97mb) - identifies the key
priorities for improving the health and wellbeing of people
living in the borough for the next three years.
Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) - a process that
identifies current and future health and wellbeing needs in light
of existing services, and informs future service planning taking
into account evidence of effectiveness. It identifies the bigger
picture in terms of the health and wellbeing needs and inequalities
of the local population.
Needs Assessment (PNA) (PDF 3mb) - an assessment of
the needs in a particular area for pharmaceutical services provided
as part of the National Health Service.
These identify what services are needed to
help improve people’s health and set the local framework for the
commissioning of healthcare, social care, public health services
and other council services.
Better Care Fund
The Health and Wellbeing Board oversees the
implementation of the Better Care Fund (BCF).
The BCF is an existing pot of money brought
together by the government to help local areas make the changes to
services that might be needed in order to join up services around
health and social care, with key focuses on prevention and early
intervention and community based services.
Under the BCF programme, our vision in
Redbridge for the next five years is that:
‘People are at the centre of their care, which
is provided in a fully integrated way. We truly believe that if we
are person-centred, everything else will fall in place.’
A joint BCF management group which includes
officers from the Council and Clinical Commissioning Group will
oversee the BCF programme and the development of a Section 75
agreement. Under Section 75 of the National Health Service
Act 2006, Councils and NHS organisations have powers to make formal
agreements with each other to join up services and for these
services to be managed by one organisation with joint
budgets. The Section 75 agreement will become fully
operational in April 2015.
Our BCF plans were submitted to NHS England in
September 2014. View
the BCF plans.
Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat
The Government has published its ‘Mental
Health Crisis Care Concordat’. It is a commitment to work
together with local organisations to improve the system of care and
support people in crisis with a mental health condition to ensure
they are kept safe and helped to find the support they need from
whichever service they turn to first.
The Health and Wellbeing Board is
committed to improving mental health and wellbeing and ensuring
that residents can access the highest possible standards of care
when experiencing mental health problems It is considering how
it can support the concordat. View
Health in Redbridge
The Health and Social Care Act 2012 also
changed the way health is organised in the local area.
- Redbridge Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
are now responsible for buying healthcare on behalf of our local
population, taking over this role from the Primary Care Trust
- The functions of Public Health were
transferred back to local authorities. Click
here for more information on the role of Public