About the Health and Wellbeing Board

An introduction to the purpose and makeup of the Health and Wellbeing Board.

What is Oxfordshire's Health and Wellbeing Board?

The Health and Wellbeing Board is a partnership between local government, the NHS and the people of Oxfordshire. It includes local GPs, councillors, Healthwatch Oxfordshire, and senior local government officers.

The board has been set up to ensure that we work together to improve everyone’s health and wellbeing, especially those who have health problems or are in difficult circumstances.

The board provides strategic leadership for health and wellbeing across the county and will ensure that plans (pdf format, 675Kb) are in place and action is taken to realise those plans.

Along with the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy the Board has approved a Prevention Framework (pdf format, 2.3Mb) to help deliver a range of initiatives that will PREVENT ill health, REDUCE the need for treatment and DELAY the need for care.

The Health and Wellbeing Board is made up of a number of partnership boards and joint management groups. The Health Improvement Board, The Childrens Trust and the Older Peoples Joint Management Group report directly to the Health and Wellbeing Board regarding the priorities it is responsible for. More information about the partnership boards and joint management groups:

Informing the work of the Partnership Boards is the Oxfordshire Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) which provides facts and figures about health and wellbeing in Oxfordshire.

Research, data and intelligence is included from a wide range of sources and provides a common and consistent evidence-base for the NHS, local authorities and partners to help pinpoint gaps and target improvements.