What is the Health and Wellbeing Board in Shropshire?
Health and wellbeing boards are an important feature of the reforms brought about by the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
The Shropshire Health and Wellbeing Board acts to ensure that key leaders from the health and care system work together to improve the health and wellbeing of Shropshire residents. Board members collaborate to understand their local community’s needs, agree priorities and work together to plan how best to deliver services. The board meets five times a year.
Our aims are:
- To improve the population’s health and wellbeing
- To reduce health inequalities that can cause unfair and avoidable differences in people’s health
- To help as many people as possible live long, happy and productive lives by promoting health and wellbeing at all stages of life
- To ensure that prevention is at the heart of improving health and wellbeing, and to reduce ill health and the associated demand on health and care services
- To provide democratic input into the integrated care system
- To work with our communities and population to lead their role in improving their own health and wellbeing
Our vision is for Shropshire people to be healthy and fulfilled.