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Health & Wellbeing Board

Wirral's Health & Wellbeing Board (HWBB) provides oversight, strategic direction and coordination of the range of local partnership approaches while the partners set out to directly commission services. Also the HWBB seeks to:

  • Develop a shared understanding of the needs of the local community through the development of an agreed Joint Strategic Needs Assessment 
  • Meet those needs through leading on the on going development of a Health & Wellbeing Strategy 
  • Provide a local governance structure for local planning and accountability of health and wellbeing related outcomes

Wirral's Health and Wellbeing Board use the Wirral Plan as their collective and collaborative response to the locally identified needs. This can be viewed on Wirral Council website.

Wirral Health & Wellbeing Board papers can be accessed on the Local Authority website.

The Wirral Health & Wellbeing Board - Terms of Reference and the Memorandum of Understanding both identify links to Wirral JSNA.  


Also consider
Practical guidance to engaging with health and wellbeing boards (Compact Voice May 2015).
This guide, produced in partnership with Regional Voices for Better Health, is aimed at voluntary organisations and provides practical steps to help develop relationships with clinical commissioning groups. They have also published a Practical guide to engaging with clinical commissioning groups.

Supporting influence on health and wellbeing boards: report from survey Spring 2014
This paper presents the findings from a survey looking at how the voluntary and community sector is engaging with health and wellbeing boards. View the Regional Voices website to access the survey results. 

Wirral's first Joint Health & Wellbeing Strategy (2013 to 2015)
The first Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Wirral is now available. It sets out the overarching framework that describes how the public, private and voluntary sectors will work together with Wirral residents to improve the health and wellbeing of local people. The Health and Wellbeing Board strategy provides a basis for the commissioning of health, social care and wellbeing services in Wirral.

Previous information related to the development of local Health & Wellbeing Boards