Who we are
The Healthy Surrey website was set up by the Surrey Health and Wellbeing Board to act as an online resource for Surrey health and well-being 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.
What we do
The Board has a statutory duty to do the following under the Health and Social Care Act (2012):
Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment looks at the current and future health and care needs of Surrey's residents to inform the planning and buying of health, well-being and social care services. The Board has joint responsibility for overseeing this.
Health and Wellbeing Strategy
Evidence from the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment helped to form the Health and Wellbeing Strategy, along with the views of local people. The strategy helps with planning the delivery of joined up and integrated local services by collectively addressing the determinants of health and well-being.
Surrey Better Care Fund Plan
Better Care Fund (BCF) Plan 2016/17 aims to incentivise the NHS and local government to work more closely together around people, placing their wellbeing as the focus of health and care services. The Board approved the BCF for Surrey - this is currently being implemented.
Surrey Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment
The PNA provides a statement of need for pharmaceutical services for Surrey residents. The Health and Wellbeing Board published the last Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment for Surrey in 2015. It was approved at its March 12th 2015 meeting.
How we work
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.
Surrey residents are encouraged to attend the public meetings. Please visit the Surrey County Council website for details of attending a public meeting and published papers.
Each month the Board publishes a monthly update on what it has focused on.
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 Engagement document (PDF)