Health and wellbeing boards: making them work

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Our work

Health and wellbeing boards are an important feature of the NHS reforms and are key to promoting greater integration of health and local government services. See our most recent analysis and sign up to our free monthly bulletin below.

Project reports

Options for integrated commissioning

This report explores the options for implementing a single local commissioner for health and social care. It concludes that, in their current guise, most health and wellbeing boards are not yet ready to become the single commissioner. However, with some changes they could become the local executive decision-making body for the integrated budget.

Read the report: Options for integrated commissioning

Health and wellbeing boards: one year on

A year on from their introduction, this paper 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.

Read the paper: Health and wellbeing boards: one year on

Health and wellbeing boards: system leaders or talking shops?

Faced with complex organisational change, unprecedented financial pressures and rising demand for services, will health and wellbeing boards be able to achieve greater success than previous bodies?

Read the report: Health and wellbeing boards: System leaders or talking shops

Attend our learning network on integrated care for health and wellbeing boards

Our learning network will provide opportunities to develop ideas and share learning about how health and wellbeing boards can deliver their core functions of promoting integrated care, improving the health and wellbeing of their local population and ensuring a strategic approach to commissioning effectively.

Find out more about the learning network

Search our health and wellbeing boards directory

Our directory shows details and contact information for health and wellbeing boards and clinical commissioning groups in England.

Search the health and wellbeing board directory

Sign up to our free health and wellbeing boards bulletin

We've launched a free monthly bulletin containing the latest news, policy developments and guidance around health and wellbeing boards.

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