Making an impact through good governance: a practical guide for health and wellbeing boards

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Campbell, Fiona
Local Government Association
Date of publication
29 October 2014
Health Services
Social welfare
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Now that boards are fully operational, their emphasis is on being as effective as possible in their statutory and influencing roles. The guide discusses how health and wellbeing boards can make an impact through their governance structures and procedures – delivering business within council constitutional requirements, as required by statute – while enabling all board members to participate as equal partners. Governance is understood broadly to include issues of leadership and good functioning. It is intended to be of practical use to members of HWBs in all of the membership categories: councils, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), local Healthwatch and voluntary sector members, representatives of NHS England who sit on HWBs, and additional non-statutory members.