Health and Well-Being Partnership
The Health and Well-Being Partnership deals specifically with issues to do with preserving health, preventing illness and improving care.
All the latest information on the Shadow Health and Wellbeing Board can be found here. This thematic partnership was formed in autumn 2007 to help local government and the NHS work closer together, along with the private and voluntary/ community sectors, to improve our health.
Membership of the Health and Well-Being Partnership Board extends to several different organisations. The users of health and social care services and their carers are also represented. Responsibility for chairing the Board alternates between Councillor Jim Couchman and Dr Stephen Richards.
Roles and responsibilities
Oxfordshire is a relatively healthy place but there is a considerable difference in life expectancy between the worst and best areas - the Partnership is responsible for reducing this (and similar) gaps. It is also responsible for the adult health and social care outcomes in the Sustainable Community Strategy.
The role of the Board is to ensure that all the different agencies are working together and to deepen understanding that the factors influencing well-being (or causing illness) are wide-ranging. Improving the environment in which we live and the lifestyles we lead is something that cuts across the responsibilities of several different organisations. The Board therefore aims to deliver health improvement by:
- agreeing shared priority outcomes across partner agencies' organisational boundaries
- providing leadership that promotes action and monitors implementation of agreed priorities
- overseeing the development of personalised provision of care
View the terms of reference of the Health and Well-Being Partnership Board.
The Health and Well-Being Partnership Board meets in public four times a year. View the dates of meetings, along with copies of the agendas, minutes and reports.
The Government announced its initial response to the NHS Future Forum listening exercise on 14 June - today's document sets out the Government's detailed response to the Forum's report.
Yesterday the government published its response to the NHS Future Forum listening exercise, setting out how it proposes to alter the legislation set out in the Health and Social Care Bill.
A new service 'Carers Oxfordshire' for adults who are carers of adults, provided by Oxfordshire County Council in partnership with Age UK Oxfordshire, began on 1 April 2011.
The Bill aims to reduce the central direction of the NHS, to promote competition in the delivery of health services, to engage doctors in the commissioning of health services, and to give patients greater choice.
Thousands of women in Oxfordshire will benefit from a new project to get them playing sport thanks to a £371,000 National Lottery award from Sport England.
The government has published its response to the consultation period following the launch of the white paper Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS, which explained its plans for the NHS.
A White Paper setting out plans to tackle today’s causes of premature death and illness and reduce health inequalities, was unveiled yesterday by the Health Secretary.
Grants of between £3,000 – £20,000 are available from the Stronger Communities fund for community and voluntary sector organizations in Oxfordshire.
Oxfordshire's 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Sport Legacy Framework is now out for consultation.
A draft of the Physical Activity Plan for Oxfordshire has been circulated for consultation.
- Oxfordshire LINk
- Oxfordshire Supporting People
- Healthy Communities
- NHS Choices
- NHS Centre for Involvement
supports NHS organisations and staff on issues of patient and public involvement
- Health Poverty Index
shows a range of comparative data related to health
- Department of Health
- South East Public Health Observatory
- Care Services Improvement Partnership (CSIP)
- Integrated care - evidence base
- Healthy Communities and Older People LAA block
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Health and Well-Being Partnership
5510 John Smith Drive
Oxford Business Park South
Tel: 01865 337016
Fax: 01865 337094
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