What the WSHWB does?
The West Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board, working from its agreed joint strategy, leads on improving the coordination of commissioning across the National Health Service (NHS), social care and public health services.
The Board brings together elected members, leaders from the NHS, social care and the voluntary sector to work together and support one another to improve the health and wellbeing of the local population and reduce health inequalities. Its terms of reference are set out at Appendix 15 of page 128 of the County Council’s Scheme of Delegation.
The Board provides a forum for challenge, discussion and the involvement of local people. The Board also has responsibility for development of the Better Care fund plan to support the transformation of the health and social care system in West Sussex to meet the combined challenges of the demands of a growing older population and reducing budgets for West Sussex.
It oversees the development of the health and social care needs assessment referred to as the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). The JSNA identifies the health and wellbeing needs of the people of West Sussex and the results are used to inform local commissioning of services to create a more effective and responsive local health and care system.
Other services that impact on health and wellbeing such as housing and education provision will also be addressed, whilst ensuring statutory obligations such as the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) are met.
The Chariman, Christine Field writes a regular blog on issues relating to the Board. Should you wish to receive alerts to this and the agenda and papers for the meeting contact Susanne Thompson
West Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board Website
Agenda 14th July 2016 – Read more
Minutes 14th July 2016 – Read more
Agenda 28th April 2016 – Read more
Minutes 28th April 2016 – Read more
Agenda 4th February 2016 – Read more
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Agenda 15th October 2015 – Read more
Minutes 16th July 2015 – Read more