The new NHS: health and wellbeing boards

Health and wellbeing boards are central to the government’s vision of a more integrated approach to health and social care.

Established and hosted by local authorities, health and wellbeing boards bring together the NHS, public health, adult social care and children's services, including elected representatives and Local Healthwatch, to plan how best to meet the needs of their local population and tackle local inequalities in health. 

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Health and wellbeing boards: one year on

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Health and wellbeing boards: One year on report front cover
This report examines how health and wellbeing boards have used their shadow year, what they have achieved, and whether they are providing effective leadership across local systems of care.

Health and wellbeing boards: system leaders or talking shops?

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Health and wellbeing boards: system leaders or talking shops? front cover
Will health and wellbeing boards be able to achieve greater success than previous bodies? We look at the ways in which local authorities have begun to develop new arrangements with their partners.

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The Integration Transformation Fund: the foundation of a genuinely integrated system or just another brick in the wall?

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Expectations for the Integrated Transformation Fund are high, but will it actually help to deliver integrated care when the system is so under pressure?

How are health and wellbeing boards shaping up to their new responsibilities?

Richard Humphries

As implementation of the government’s controversial health reforms draws near, Richard Humphries looks at how health and wellbeing boards are shaping up. 

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Health and wellbeing board directory

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Our directory provides details and contact information for health and wellbeing boards in England.

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