Health and wellbeing board summit

Shaping local services around the needs of communities
Date: 
Venue: 
The King's Fund

Event highlights

Our health and wellbeing board summit was the third in a series of three considering reforms to local health systems and changes in power and alignments between local authorities, the third sector and the NHS.

Presentations and talks from the summit

David Behan CBE, Director General of Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships, Department of Health, discusses the opportunity for integration between local authorities and the NHS.

John Wilderspin, National Director, Health and Wellbeing Board Implementation, Department of Health, discusses health and wellbeing boards and the progress of early adopters.

Peter Hay, President, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), looks at the role of integrated commissioning in the new health economy.

Sandie Keene, Director of Leeds Adult Social Services, gives an insight into the demography of Leeds and shares her experiences of establishing a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) for the needs of the local population.

Cllr Ernie White and Cheryl Davenport explain their approach to setting up a health and wellbeing board for Leicestershire and outline some of the issues they encountered.

More about the health and wellbeing board summit

Statutory health and wellbeing boards are being established across the country allowing local authorities to take a more strategic approach to promoting the integration of health and local government services. The boards will bring together those involved across the NHS, public health, adult social care and children's services, elected representatives and representatives from HealthWatch to plan for health and social care needs together.

This summit set out policy developments and direction to date; provided insights from early implementers; and considered some of the key challenges around building new relationships with GP consortia, making links to Public Health and creating successful governance and accountability arrangements.

Programme

Programme

Session one: Policy update

Welcome and introduction
Professor Chris Ham, Chief Executive, The King's Fund

The transition to a new health and care system: an opportunity for real integration between local authorities and the NHS
David Behan CBE, Director General of Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships, Department of Health

Early implementers update: making the best use of combined resources
John Wilderspin, National Transition Director for Health and Wellbeing Boards, Department of Health

Making links with GPs: influencing commissioning in the new health economy
Peter Hay, Strategic Director of Adults and Communities, Birmingham City Council and President, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)

Session two: Early implementers – lessons so far

Surrey Health and Wellbeing Board
Sarah Mitchell, Director of Adult Social Care, Surrey County Council
Dr Joe McGilligan, GP, Chairman, EsyDoc GPCC and Co-chair Surrey Health and Wellbeing Board

Lambeth Health and Wellbeing Board
Jo Cleary, Executive Director of Adults' and Community Services, Lambeth Council

Leicestershire Health and Wellbeing Board
Cheryl Davenport, Programme Director, NHS Leicestershire County and Rutland/Leicestershire County Council
Cllr Ernie White, Chair, Leicestershire Health and Wellbeing Board

Session three: Supporting integration for improved outcomes

Prevention and reduction of health inequalities: working across service boundaries
Dr Peter Marks, Director of Public Health, Leicestershire and Rutland

Whole system approach to assessing the current and future needs of the local population
Sandie Keene, Director of Leeds Adult Social Services and co-chair of the Health Leeds Joint Strategic Commissioning Board

Session four: Expert panel

Question time
Chaired by Richard Humphries, Senior Fellow, Policy, The King's Fund

Experts included:

  • Andrew Cozens CBE, Strategic Adviser, Children, Adults and Health Services, Local Government Improvement and Development
  • Professor Ruth Hussey, Director of Public Health, Public Health England Transition Team, Department of Health
  • Cllr David Rogers OBE, Liberal Democrat and Chair, Community Wellbeing Board, Local Government Association

Summary and closing comments
Richard Humphries, Senior Fellow, Policy, The King's Fund