NHS Kingston

Health and Well-being Board

Kingston has joined a network of early implementers of health and well-being boards designed to unite the NHS and local authorities.

The Kingston Health and Well-being Board is a forum for those who buy services across the NHS, public health, social care and children’s services, elected representatives and representatives from HealthWatch (see below) to come together to talk about how they can work with each other to better the health and well-being of people in their area.

Improved joint working should help ensure that each member of the health and well-being board can draw on their strengths, whether that’s clinical expertise, local knowledge or understanding the needs of patients and the public, to help shape commissioning strategies to meet local needs.

Kingston is well advanced in this process and now has an health and well-being board. Subject to Parliamentary approval, fully-fledged boards will be up and running in April 2013.

We're currently gathering views on the draft health and wellbeing strategy. Read the draft health and wellbeing strategy here.

Go to the Kingston Council website for more information about the Health and Well-being Board and meetings, which public are welcome to attend.

HealthWatch Kingston

Healthwatch is the new independent consumer champion created to gather and represent the views of the public. Healthwatch will play a role at both national and local level and will make sure that the views of the public and people who use services are taken into account.

Healthwatch Kingston has taken on the work of the Local Involvement Network (LINk) and represents the views of people who use services, carers and the public on the Health and Wellbeing board set up by the local authority.

Visit the Healthwatch Kingston for more information.

Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group, Guildhall, Kingston, KT1 1EU
Tel: 020 8339 8000 or email communications@kingstonccg.nhs.uk

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