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, particularly those who have health problems or are in difficult circumstances.

The board provides strategic leadership for health and wellbeing across the county. The board will also ensure that plans, such as the Joint Local Health and Wellbeing Strategy (pdf format, 675 KB) are in place and action is taken to realise those plans. 

A summary version (pdf format, 951 KB) of the strategy is available to download. If you require the strategy in an easy-to-read format or in other languages, please contact public.health@oxfordshire.gov.uk.

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:

  1. PREVENT ill health
  2. REDUCE the need for treatment
  3. DELAY the need for care.

The Health and Wellbeing Board is made up of a number of partnership boards and joint management groups. 

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). This provides facts and figures about health and wellbeing in Oxfordshire.

Research, data and intelligence is included from a wide range of sources providing a common and consistent evidence base. The NHS, local authorities and partners use this evidence base to pinpoint gaps and target improvements.