Under the Health and Social Care Act 2012, local authorities are required to have in place and service a Health and Wellbeing Board.
The East Riding Health and Wellbeing Board has a number of delegated powers. These include the following:
- To prepare a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
- To prepare a joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy
- To respond to consultations from Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) on their draft commissioning plans and amendments to those plans
- To respond to consultations from Clinical Commissioning Groups on their annual report
- To respond to consultations from the NHS England (external website) in a performance assessment in relation to a clinical commissioning group
- To assess and publish a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (external website) for the East Riding
- To approve and monitor the Better Care Fund plan.
The Board's full terms of reference and delegated functions can be viewed in the council's constitution.
Health and Wellbeing Boards have a duty to encourage integrated commissioning between health, social care, and public health by bringing together representatives of these sectors.
The Health and Wellbeing Board became fully operational with all necessary powers on 1 April 2013 following the abolition of the Primary Care Trusts (PCTs).
The Health and Wellbeing Board is subject to scrutiny from the Health, Care and Wellbeing Overview and Scrutiny Sub-committee.
More information on Health and Wellbeing Boards can be found at:
Health and Social Care Act 2012 (external website)