The Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Board is a forum for key leaders from the health and care system in Lancashire to work together to improve the health and wellbeing of the local population and reduce health inequalities.
Board members work together to understand their local community’s needs, agree priorities and encourage commissioners to work in a more joined up way. As a result, patients and the public should experience more joined-up services from the NHS and their local council in the future.
As Lancashire is made up of Lancashire County Council and twelve district councils it was agreed that three county councillors and three district council councillors should sit on the board. In addition, it was agreed that a representative from third sector Lancashire should sit on the board who represents and acts as a voice for voluntary, community and faith groups across the county. See board members, meetings and agendas.
To help us understand the health needs of Lancashire’s citizens we use the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment. For further information, Lancashire Insight showcases assessments and provides a wealth of local data.
The priorities that have been highlighted by the JSNA have been used to help develop the health and wellbeing strategy.