Health and Wellbeing Board

Information about what the Health and Wellbeing Board is, who sits on the forum, who chairs the meetings, when are the meetings, are the meetings open to the public, can members of the public speak and how and when you can view the agenda and minutes.

What is the Health and Wellbeing Board?

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:

  1. To prepare a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
  2. To prepare a joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy
  3. To assess and publish a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (external website) for the East Riding
  4. To coordinate NHS and local authority commissioning, including Better Care Fund plans

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 and joint working 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.

What are Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) Integrated Boards (ICBs) and Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs)?

Following the Health and Care Act 2022, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) were abolished, and replaced with Integrated Care Systems (ICSs).

ICSs are partnerships that bring together NHS organisations, local authorities and others to take collective responsibility for planning health and care services, improving health and reducing inequalities across geographical areas. There are 42 ICSs across England. The East Riding are part of the Humber and North Yorkshire ICS.

ICSs are made up of two key components:

  • Integrated Care Boards (ICBS), statutory bodies that are responsible for planning and funding most NHS services in the area.
  • Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs), statutory committees that bring together a broad set of system partners (including local government, the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE), NHS organisations and others) to develop a health and care strategy for the area

ICSs have four key aims:

  • Improving outcomes in population health and health care
  • Tackling inequalities in outcomes, experience and access
  • Enhancing productivity and value for money
  • Helping the NHS to support broader social and economic development.

To help work specifically towards the objectives of our ICS, each local authority involved has established its own Health and Care Committee. East Ridings Health and Care Committee has nine workstreams and the reports to the Health and Wellbeing Board. You can read more about the Committee and its work in the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

ICSs are part of a fundamental shift in the way the English health and care system is organised. Following several decades during which the emphasis was on organisational autonomy, competition and the separation of commissioners and providers, ICSs depend instead on collaboration and a focus on places and local populations as the driving forces for improvement.

The Council, through the Health and Wellbeing Board, and the Health and Care Committee, have a key role to play in helping deliver these aspirations.

Humber and North Yorkshire Care Partnership (external website)

Who Sits on the Board?

Under the Social and Health Care Act 2012, and the Health and Social Care Act 2022, Health and Wellbeing Boards must include:

  • The Director of Adult Social Services
  • The Director of Children’s Services
  • The Director of Public Health
  • A representative of the Humber and North Yorkshire ICB
  • A representative of the local Healthwatch
  • Local councillors.

What is a Health and Wellbeing Strategy and where can I view it?

The Health and Wellbeing Strategy is a document produced by the Health and Wellbeing Board that aims to meet the needs identified in the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). As with JSNAs, the Strategy is unique to each local area and details what priorities the health and wellbeing board has set in order to tackle the needs identified in the JSNA.

The Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy can be viewed below:

Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2023-2028 (pdf 7.4mb)

Who sits on the board?

Under the Social and Health Care Act 2012, Health and Wellbeing Boards must include:

  • the Director of Adult Social Services
  • the Director of Children’s Services
  • the Director of Public Health
  • a representative of each Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
  • a representative of the local Healthwatch
  • local councillors.

Membership of the East Riding of Yorkshire Health and Wellbeing Board

Membership of the East Riding of Yorkshire Health and Wellbeing Board is made up of the following people:

Voting Members

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Conservative

Councillor Owen (Ch)

Councillor Aitken

Councillor Tucker

Liberal Democrat

Councillor Phoenix

Independent

Councillor Jefferson

Officers

  • Bev Compton - Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Health - East Riding of Yorkshire Council
  • Merlin Joseph - Executive Director of Children, Families and Schools - East Riding of Yorkshire Council
  • Andy Kingdom - Director of Public Health - East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Integrated Care Board (ICB)
  • Simon Cox - East Riding of Yorkshire Place Director
Primary Care Networks
  • David Fitzsimons - City Health Care Partnership
NHS England - Improvement
  • Shaun Jones - Interim Locality Director
Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire

Non-Voting Members

The following non-voting members are also co-opted onto the Board:

Who chairs meetings?

Councillor Owen chairs meetings of the board.

When are the meetings?

For details of the next Health and Wellbeing Board meetings please see the table below:

DateTimeVenue*
2024
Thursday, 25 July 2024 (rescheduled from 27 June)10.00amCounty Hall, Beverley
Thursday, 19 September 20242.00pmCounty Hall, Beverley
Thursday, 17 October 20242.00pmCounty Hall, Beverley
Thursday, 12 December 20242.00pmCounty Hall, Beverley
2025
Thursday, 23 January 20252.00pmCounty Hall, Beverley
Thursday, 20 March 20252.00pmCounty Hall, Beverley

* Public and press attendance at meetings?

Seating in the public gallery is limited, therefore places must be booked in advance by contacting the Committee Manager on the contact details below.

Members of the public and press are encouraged to view proceedings on the council's committee YouTube channel where the meeting can be viewed live, or at a later date.

Are meetings open to the public?

Yes. Meetings are open to the public but there may be some matters which will be considered in private.

During such situations, members of the public will be asked to leave the meeting at this point. The circumstances under which we can consider matters in private are tightly controlled by law.

Seating in the public gallery is limited, therefore places must be booked in advance by contacting the Committee Manager on the contact details below.

Members of the public and press are encouraged to view proceedings on the council's committee YouTube channel where the meeting can be viewed live, or at a later date.

Refreshments

Please note: refreshments are not normally available for members of the public to access at meetings.

Can I record, film, take photographs or use social media during meetings?

Yes. New legislation means that you can film, record, take photos and use social media during open meetings.

For more information please visit Photography, filming, and social media use.

Can members of the public speak at meetings?

No. Members of the public are not permitted to speak at Health and Wellbeing Board meetings.

How and when can I view agenda and minutes?

Agendas

Agendas and reports for the Health and Wellbeing Board are placed on public deposit five clear working days before each meeting and can be viewed by selecting the relevant agenda below:

Please note: reports containing exempt or confidential matters will not, however, be available.

Minutes

Minutes for Health and Wellbeing Board meetings are placed on public deposit no later than five clear working days after each meeting and can be downloaded by clicking or tapping on the relevant minutes below:

Please note: that agendas and minutes of meetings prior to those available online may be obtained by contacting Michelle Bennett, the committee manager:

Email: michelle.bennett@eastriding.gov.uk

Tel: (01482) 393208

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Democratic Services
Overview and Scrutiny
County Hall
Beverley
HU17 9BA.

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