Bedford Borough Health and Wellbeing Board has a duty to improve integrated working between local health care, social care, public health and other public service practitioners so that patients and service users experience more joined-up care, particularly when moving between health and social care.
The Health and Wellbeing Board is also responsible for leading locally on reducing health inequalities.
Bedford Borough Health and Wellbeing Board has three main statutory duties:
- To assess the needs of their local population through the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA).
- To set out how these needs will be addressed through a Bedford Borough Joint health and Wellbeing Strategy 2018-2023 (PDF)that offers a strategic framework in which Bedford Borough Council, Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, and NHS England can make their own commissioning decisions.
- To promote greater integration and partnership, including joint commissioning, integrated provision and pooled budgets.
The key stakeholders on the Health and Wellbeing Board are:
- Bedford Borough Council
- Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
- NHS England
- Healthwatch Bedford Borough
Meetings of the Bedford Borough Health and Wellbeing Board are open to the public.