The Hackney health and wellbeing board is a statutory committee of the Council.
This means senior leaders from the NHS, Hackney Council, Healthwatch and the voluntary and community sector can work together to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Hackney and reduce health inequalities.
What does the health and wellbeing board do?
The health and wellbeing board aims to improve the health and wellbeing of local people and tackle health inequalities by:
identifying local health needs and priorities, and making sure commissioning plans reflect the findings of our analysis of local health needs, the joint strategic needs assessment (JSNA). In Hackney we call this the City and Hackney health and wellbeing profile
preparing and publishing a joint health and wellbeing strategy [pdf, 2.4Mb] based upon the needs identified within the City and Hackney health and wellbeing profile
plan the delivery of integrated local services by addressing the underlying factors of health and wellbeing
- encouraging agencies to collaborate
- communicating and engaging with the public and other stakeholders about how to achieve the best possible quality of life
- assessing needs for pharmaceutical services in Hackney and publishing a pharmaceutical needs assessment [pdf, 5.18Mb]
See the health and wellbeing board's meeting dates, agendas and papers
Who sits on the health and wellbeing board?
The Health and Social Care Act 2012 sets out a minimum membership of:
- one local councillor
- a representative of the local Healthwatch
- a representative of the local clinical commissioning group
- the local authority director for adult social services
- the local authority director for children's services
- the director of public health for the local authority
Hackney health and wellbeing board has widened its membership to include representatives from Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, East London Foundation Trust and the health and social care forum.
- Cllr Jonathan McShane, cabinet member, health, social care and culture (chair)
- Dr Clare Highton, chair, City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group (vice chair)
- Tracey Fletcher, chief executive, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Alan Wood, corporate director, Children's Services, Hackney Council
- Kim Wright, corporate director, health and community services, Hackney Council
- Dr Robert Dolan, chief executive, East London Foundation Trust
- Dr Penny Bevan, director of Public Health
- Emma Craig, chair, Hackney Healthwatch
- Michael Kerin, chief executive, St Joseph's Hospice representing the health and social care forum