About the Health and Wellbeing Board

The Health and Wellbeing Board is aimed at helping to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Norfolk.

In summary, it is responsible for producing a set of priorities for health improvement (the Health and Wellbeing Strategy) based on the evidence of the assessment of needs (Joint Strategic Needs Assessment - JSNA).

It is also responsible for driving, promoting and encouraging integration, particularly between health and social care to improve care, save money and give patients a better experience.

The Board brings together local organisations in Norfolk including councils, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Healthwatch Norfolk, the voluntary sector, Norfolk Constabulary and the Police and Crime Commissioner.

The board meets every three months and is open to the public.

Main functions

The Health and Wellbeing Board has three main functions:

  • Assess the current and future health and wellbeing needs of our local population through the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA)
  • Produce a local, joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy - the overarching framework within which commissioning plans are developed for health services, social care, public health, and other services which the board agrees are relevant
  • Drive greater integration and partnership – including joint commissioning, integrated provision, and pooled budgets where appropriate

Reports to the Board

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