Role of the Board
Health and Wellbeing Together is the forum where key leaders from the health, care and wider system come together to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community. The board works towards reducing health inequalities and supports the development of improved and joined up health and social care services. It is the name given to the City of Wolverhampton Health and Wellbeing Board, a statutory board established under the Health & Social Care Act 2012. Here you can find a list of the partner organisations that sit on the Board.
In addition, Health & Wellbeing Together is committed to working collaboratively with other City Partnerships and Boards to deliver the City of Wolverhampton 2030 vision.
Health & Wellbeing Together has a responsibility to assess the needs of the local population by developing and overseeing the implementation of the City of Wolverhampton’s Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). The JSNA is then used to inform the Board’s Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
The Joint Health & Wellbeing Strategy priorities are thematically grouped under the following headings: Growing Well, Living Well and Ageing Well. In addition, the Board has developed a Health Inequalities Strategy to provide a framework for addressing these thematic priorities in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. This document outlines our joint commitment to understand health inequalities in Wolverhampton and undertake a systematic and joined-up approach to ensure no-one is left behind.
Health & Wellbeing Together is committed promoting and strengthening system leadership by:
- Sharing leadership of a strategic approach to the health and wellbeing of communities that reaches across all relevant organisations
- Driving real action and change to improve services and outcomes
- Promoting parity between board members in terms of their opportunity to contribute to the board’s deliberations, strategies and activities.
- Shared ownership of the board by all its members (with commitment from their nominating organisations) and accountability to the communities it serves.
- Openness and transparency in the way that the board carries out its work.
- Inclusiveness in the way it engages with patients, service users and the public.
This approach is underpinned by the Board's Terms of Reference.
In addition, you can also find information about how the board works with Healthwatch Wolverhampton and the City of Wolverhampton Council Health Scrutiny Panel.
Health & Wellbeing Together Agenda Setting
Health and social care partner organisations who sit on Health & Wellbeing Together can submit items for future meetings of the Board by downloading and completing the Agenda Item Request Template.
Completed forms should be returned to Shelley Humphries, Democratic Services officer by email: email@example.com or by post to Democratic Services, City of Wolverhampton Council, Civic Centre, St Peter's Square, Wolverhampton, WV1 1RG .
Health & Wellbeing Together recognises the importance of providing patients, carers and service users with the opportunity to contribute to shaping health and social care priorities. Members of the public are therefore able to attend and ask questions at Board meetings in accordance with this guidance.