The Surrey Health and Wellbeing Board was established as part of the Government's recent changes to the NHS. It became a statutory committee of Surrey County Council on 1 April 2013.
The Board is the place for the NHS, public health, social care, local councillors, district and borough representatives and user representatives to work together to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Surrey. This new partnership will identify opportunities for collaboration and integration across agencies, and will develop direct links to services users, patients and local stakeholders.
The Health and Social Care Act 2012 mandates a minimum membership of:
The Surrey Health and Wellbeing Board has also widened its membership to include representatives on behalf of Surrey's 11 boroughs and districts. Click here for introductions to the Health and Wellbeing Board members.
The Board has the duty to produce a Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy containing priorities for action for Surrey. The Board used the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment as the basis for Surrey's priorities. Additionally, The Health and Wellbeing Board sought the views of stakeholders to help develop a set of priorities for the first Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy.