About the Surrey Health and Wellbeing Board

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The Healthy Surrey website was set up by the Surrey Health and Wellbeing Board to act as an online resource for Surrey health and wellbeing information.

The Surrey Health and Wellbeing Board is a group of NHS commissioners, public health, social care, local councillors, Surrey Police, borough and district council and public representatives that work together to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Surrey. It was set up according to the duties in the Government's Health and Social Care Act 2012 and is about bringing people together, influencing and identifying areas of work that can be done better together. The Board does not have its’ own budget and does not directly commission services as a collective. It does however identify opportunities for collaboration and integration across organisations and is a place for challenge, discussion and the involvement of local residents. Read about the membership of the Board

Health and Wellbeing Board Meetings

The Board meets every month either in public or private. At these meetings the Board oversees the delivery of the strategy’s priorities and focuses on other topics set out in its’ forward work programme. The work programme is subject to ongoing review and is amended depending on external events and Government policy.

Each month the Board publishes a monthly update on what it has focused on. Read the monthly updates.

Surrey residents are encouraged to attend the public meetings. Please visit the Surrey County Council website for details of attending a public meeting and publisladyhed papers.

For more information read the Health and Wellbeing Board frequently asked questions.

The Health and Wellbeing Board has set out how it will communicate and engage with residents, stakeholders and workforce in its Approach to Communications and Enagagement document.

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment 

The Board has a duty under the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to produce a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment. This looks at the current and future health and care needs of Surrey's residents to inform the planning and buying of health, wellbeing and social care services. The Board has joint responsibility for overseeing this. Read the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment. 

Health and Wellbeing Strategy

The Board also has a duty to jointly produce a Health and Wellbeing Strategy. The evidence from the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment helped to form the strategy, along with the views of local people. The strategy will help with planning the delivery of joined up and integrated local services by collectively addressing the determinants of health and wellbeing. Read the Health and Wellbeing Strategy online or download a printable version of the document which was updated in July 2016.

Surrey Better Care Fund Plan

The Board approved the Better Care Fund Plan 2016/17 for Surrey - this is currently being implemented.

Surrey Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

The Health and Wellbeing Board has published the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment for Surrey.  It was approved at its March 12th 2015 meeting.

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