Health and Wellbeing Board

The Health and Wellbeing Board is the lead partnership in the Bradford District Partnership working closely with the other Strategic Delivery Partnerships.

The Health and Wellbeing Board brings together leaders from across the district including the Council, the NHS, the Police, Fire and Rescue, social housing and the Voluntary and Community sector. Our shared ambition is:

To create a sustainable health and care economy that supports people to be healthy, well and independent

The Board provides strategic direction to a wide range of organisations that organise health and wellbeing services, and support people to take good care of their own health and wellbeing; helping more people to take control of their lives and to have more of a say in how their health and wellbeing needs are met. We will lead real improvements in the long-term health and wellbeing of all our population.

The Board has a statutory responsibility under the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and is set up as a formal committee of Bradford Council.  The Board has specific responsibilities, for example:

  • Making sure that we  understand the health and wellbeing needs of local communities by producing a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment JSNA and working with the local Healthwatch.
  • Working together across the NHS, public health and social care to make best use of available resources  to meet needs earlier and more effectively.
  • Making sure that people work together to make services available, accessible and efficient for those who need them
  • Involving councillors and patient representatives in decisions about how and where services are needed
  • Working with health, care and wellbeing providers such as hospitals, GPs and the care home sector to understand the services that are available  and how to make improvements. 
  • Represent and champion the District in strategic discussions at regional and national level.

The Board is also responsible for leading delivery of the:

The documents can be accessed via the hyperlinks outlined above. The meeting agenda and paperwork for Board meetings are available to view and download from the Council’s committee meeting website.

For further information about the work of the Health and Wellbeing Board, please contact Pam Bhupal on pam.bhupal@bradford.org.uk.