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Information about Health and Wellbeing Board

Terms of Reference for Health & Wellbeing Board




The Health & Wellbeing Board will not be responsible for directly commissioning services, but will provide oversight, strategic direction and coordination of the following activities:


·  To develop a shared understanding of the needs of the local community through the development of an agreed Joint Strategic Needs Assessment


·  To seek to meet those needs through leading on the on going development of a Health & Wellbeing Strategy


·  To provide a local governance structure for local planning and accountability of health and wellbeing related outcomes


·  To work with HealthWatch in Wirral to ensure appropriate engagement and involvement within existing patient and service user involvement groups takes place


·  To drive a collaborative approach to commissioning of improved health and care services which improve the health and wellbeing of local people


·  To consider and take advantage of opportunities to more closely integrate health and social care services in commissioning and provision


·  To review the financial and organisational implications of joint and integrated working across health and social care services, ensuring that performance and quality standards of health and social care services are met, and represent value for money across the whole system


·  To establish a key forum for local democratic accountability relating to commissioning against agreed health outcomes


·  To develop and update the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA)

·  To ensure the Better Care Fund plan is monitored regarding its progress and performance and ensure the health and social care partners effectively plan regarding the implications of this work


Core Membership




Wirral Borough Council


·  All three party leaders

·  Chief Executive

·  Director of Public Health

·  Director of Adult Social Services

·  Director of Children and Young People’s Services


Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group


·  Chair

·  Accountable Officer




·  Representative


NHS England


·  Representative from the Local Area Team; Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral



Co-opted members




Wirral Borough Council


·  Portfolio holder for Adult Social Care and Public Health

·  Portfolio holder for Children and Family Services

·  Strategic Director for Families & Wellbeing

·  Representative from Housing 


Voluntary, community and faith sector


·  Chief Executive, Voluntary & Community Action Wirral




·  Chief Executive, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

·  Chief Executive, Wirral Community NHS Foundation Trust

·  Chief Executive, Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

·  Chief Executive, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust

·  Representatives from the three divisions of the Clinical Commissioning Group to present annual commissioning plan

Police & Fire

·  Representative from Merseyside Police

·  Representative from Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service

Employment & job skills

·  Representative from Jobcentre Plus


Representatives of other bodies may be invited to participate in Board discussions, or co-opted, to support effective decision-making.  Such representatives should be invited bearing in mind the principles of fairness, equality and transparency.




Formal meetings will be held 3-4 times during the year.  Development sessions will also be held for Board members during the year as required.


Agendas and minutes of formal meetings of the Board will be published on the Council website.




The Leader of the Council will chair the Health & Wellbeing Board.




Where a decision is required, that decision will be made by agreement among a majority of members present.  Where a decision needs to be ratified by one or more of the statutory agencies, the ratification process will be in accordance with the agreed process within that particular agency.


Agenda Setting Group


The Agenda Setting Group will agree the draft agenda and pass to Chair of the Health & Wellbeing Board for approval.




Minutes of the proceedings of each meeting of the Health & Wellbeing Board will be drawn up, circulated and agreed as a correct record at the subsequent meeting, once any required amendments have been incorporated.


Support to the Health & Wellbeing Board


The Performance & Public Health Directorate will provide the following key  functions to Wirral Health and Wellbeing Board:


·  Minute taking and distribution

·  Performance management reporting arrangements

·  Seek appropriate contributions from partners to support the Health and Wellbeing Board governance framework

·  If required, send representation to advise groups in terms of processes relating to governance reporting and standard agenda items



The membership and terms of reference of the Health & Wellbeing Board will be regularly reviewed (at least annually) to ensure that they remain relevant and up to date.



The structure of the Health & Wellbeing Board contains the following sub-groups:

·  The Wirral Health Protection Group – which will provide assurance to the Board regarding the adequacy of prevention, surveillance, planning and response to health protection issues

·  The Wirral Joint Strategy Needs Assessment (JSNA) Executive Group which is the way that Board partners discharge their responsibility for ensuring that local people get the sorts of services they need.

·  The Vision 2018 Strategic Leadership Group which is responsible for transforming the delivery of health and social care in the future.

·  The Wirral Strategic Commissioning Group which provides the partnership system with strategic oversight and co-ordination from a commissioning perspective.

·  Wirral Tackling Tobacco Group is responsible for implementing the strategic action plan for tobacco control for the borough.



Multi-agency task and finish groups will be established as appropriate to progress the work of the Board and Health and Wellbeing Strategy. They will be accountable to the Wirral Health and Wellbeing Board.


Task and finish groups are responsible for:


·  The monitoring and reporting on progress

·  Receiving information from and responding to requests from other groups and stakeholders

·  Making quarterly performance progress reports highlighting areas of poor performance, issues and risk

·  Developing opportunities for multi-agency involvement and networking to share best practice

·  Providing support and information to other groups within the Borough.

·  Maintaining effective arrangements to consult with local people act on the results of the consultation and provide feedback


The membership and chair of the groups will be agreed by the Health and Wellbeing Board. Meeting arrangements will be agreed by each group to meet the timescale set by the Health and Wellbeing Board.



Agreed:  9 JULY 2014 (minute no.49 refers)