Proposed regulations for health and wellbeing boards – the government’s intentions

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Proposed regulations for health and wellbeing boards – the government’s intentions

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 set up health and wellbeing boards as committees of the local authority (upper tier and unitary). They are therefore to be treated as if they were committees appointed by the council under section 102 of the Local Government Act 1972.

The intention, however, was that HWBs would be different from the normal council committee as they are meant to be forums for ‘collaborative local leadership’. Therefore the Act enables regulations to provide ‘that any enactment relating to a committee appointed under section 102 of the 1972 Act does not apply in relation to an HWB or applies in relation to it with such modifications as may be prescribed in the regulations’. This document sets out how the government intends to apply regulations to ensure the HWBs work in the way envisaged in the Act.

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NICE Public health briefings for local government

NICE Public health briefings for local government

NICE has developed public health briefings for a range of different topics. These briefings are meant for local authorities and their partner organisations in the health and voluntary sectors, in particular those involved with health and wellbeing boards.

Building health partnerships: Call for expressions of interest

Building health partnerships: Call for expressions of interest

The NHS Commissioning Board, together with NAVCA (National Association of Voluntary and Community Action) and Social Enterprise UK (SEUK), are looking for up to 12 CCGs who are committed to delivering improved health outcomes for their communities by building effective community involvement in commissioning to express an interest in becoming a learning site

Future modelling of chronic diseases: foresight and beyond

Future modelling of chronic diseases: foresight and beyond”. Future modelling of chronic diseases: foresight and beyond

Many chronic diseases are interrelated and their effects under changing exposures need to be better understood. Policy makers and planners need to understand what the current distributions of avoidable chronic disease are, among whom, and how they are likely to develop in the future, particularly their effect on different populations, what will be the health consequences of the extrapolated trends, and how much these consequences can
be attenuated with what we currently know and might come to know. Modelling the effects by evidence-based extrapolation, incorporating and attributing the epidemiology of related diseases, can give rise to straightforward estimates of incidence and death rates for the most common related conditions for the next 50 years.

Practical guides for well-functioning health and wellbeing boards published

Health and Wellbeing Board

As part of the National Learning Network of health and wellbeing boards, a series of publications have been launched to support the establishment of well-functioning health and wellbeing boards.

The products, which launched at the Network’s national summit on 8 November, cover themes including integration, criminal justice, improving population health and patient and public engagement. They add to the extensive range of resources for health and wellbeing boards (HWBs) published earlier this year.

The full article can be read on-line at the Department of Health.

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Social Welfare Portal at the British Library

Social Welfare Portal at the British Library

Are you a researcher working independently or with a campaigning charity or think tank? Are you developing or influencing the development of policy? Are you a social work student, manager, or training lead needing to keep up to date with policy change? Do you need quick access to the latest thinking?

Then Social Welfare at the British Library can help you find and use high quality research publications quickly and easily.

 

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