How health and wellbeing boards will work
As the healthcare sector gears up for April, the former national director of health and wellbeing board implementation explains how he envisages the boards working, taken from the Guardian newspaper 15th Jan 2013
The NHS Commissioning Board is looking for good examples of online tools to help people improve their health and wellbeing. It is creating a directory of online tools, often called apps, to help people find the best online tool for their condition or health need. People and organisations who are designing online tools for specific conditions or health areas are invited to submit these for consideration for the directory.
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NHS mandate and national outcomes frameworks – implications for local authorities
- The Government’s mandate to the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) sets out a direction for the NHS that will have a major impact on joint work between clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and local authorities.
- Most of the topics in the mandate are already shared local priorities, and there is significant emphasis on further integration, including in areas that have traditionally been difficult to implement such as access to records.
- The NHS CB is expected to work in partnership with the Local Government Association (LGA) at a national level and with local authorities at a local level.
Healthwatch briefings by Local Government Association
Establishing local Healthwatch (LHW) is a series of briefings produced by the LGA to assist local authorities and their partners in local communities and the NHS to support the commissioning, setting up and early development of local Healthwatch. The briefings are intended as a general introduction to what is involved and a brief summary of issues and questions which local authorities and others may wish to consider.