What does the Health and Wellbeing Board do?
The Health and Social Care Act gives specific functions to the Health and Wellbeing Board including:
- preparation of a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) which provides local policy-makers and commissioners with a profile of the health and wellbeing needs of the local population
- developing and agreeing a Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS). This uses the information within the JSNA to tackle local health and wellbeing priorities
- developing a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) which reviews the provision of pharmaceutical services across Central Bedfordshire to determine whether these meet the needs of the population
- encouraging and promoting integrated working between health and social care services through the Better Care Fund
- encouraging and promoting integrated working between e-commissioners and other local services, including housing and voluntary sector services