DONCASTER HEALTH AND WELLBEING BOARD
The purpose of the Board is to improve the health
and wellbeing for the residents of the Doncaster Metropolitan
Borough and to reduce inequalities in outcomes. The Health and Social Care Act assigns specific
new functions to the Health and Wellbeing Board including leading
on the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JNSA) together with
leading on the development of a Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy
The Health and Wellbeing Board will not be a commissioning
body. The accountability for
commissioning decisions will remain with the
The primary aim of the Board is to promote
integration and partnership working between the local authority,
NHS and other local services and improve the local democratic
accountability of health.
Role and Functions
3.1 In accordance with
the requirements of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, the
Doncaster Health and Wellbeing Board is a formally constituted
Committee of the Council in accordance with the requirements of the
Local Government Act 1972, as amended.
For recommendation to Council.
Adoption of the Health and Wellbeing
3.2 Key Responsibilities
Provide strategic leadership to promote health and
wellbeing in and ensure that statutory duties are complied
Assess the needs of the local population by leading
the development of and monitoring the impact of the
To oversee the development of and monitoring the
implementation of a joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy ensuring
that issues highlighted in the strategyare taken forward by
To involve third parties and have regard to the NHS
Engalnd mandate and statutory guidance
in the preparation of the JSNA and JHWS.
Promote integrated working and
partnership working between health and social care,
through joined up commissioning plans.
Work effectively with and through partnership
bodies, with clear lines of accountability and communication,
including the Local Safeguarding Boards;
Build effective relationships with supra-local
structures e.g. NHS England, Public Health England;
Take a strategic approach and promote integration
across health and adult social care, children’s services,
including safeguarding and the wider determinants of
Building partnership for service changes and priorities.
discharging the role above, the specific duties of the Health and
Wellbeing Board are as follows:
Ensure joint arrangements are in place to agree
priority areas for investment to support health andsocial
Focus on driving up whole system quality and ensure
that opportunities for gains in both productivity and efficiency
that are available across the local economy are
Make recommendations on the use of freedoms and
flexibilities to deliver the core purpose of the board e.g. pooled
budgets, joint commissioning, place based budgets;
Ensure that Commissioning Plans produced by all
parties are joined up and that in relation to productivity and
efficiency there is a high level of transparency between the NHS
and Local Authority.
Ensure that Commissioning Plans are consistent and
in accordance with the Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
Conduct an open and equal dialogue withthe NHS
England highlighting views on the relationship and effectiveness of
national decision-making to the needs of the local population as
defined inthe Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
Review how well commissioning plans have contributed
to the delivery of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
Consider the contributions that the Clinical
Commissioning Group, the Council and other Partners have madeto the
successful delivery of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy when
conducting its annual performance assessment of the CCG.
Produce and maintain a Pharmaceutical Needs
To agree and monitor the delivery of the Better Care
Fund and make recommendations on the financial strategy to deliver
the Better Care Fund to the relevant statutory bodies.
Arrangements for the Conduct of Business
4.1 Conduct of
Meetings are to be conducted in accordance with the
Council’s Procedure Rules.
4.2 Chairing the
will be either the Cabinet Member with responsibility for Adult
Social Care or the Cabinet Member whose portfolio includes Public
The quorum will be no less than four members of the