Information on the Kensington and Chelsea Joint Health and Well-being Board.
The Joint Health and Well-being Board
The Health and Well-being Board is responsible for improving the health and well-being of the Kensington and Chelsea population and must have a plan that explains how it will do this.
This plan, known as the Joint Health and Well-being Strategy (JHWS), must be based on evidence of local need found in the local Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) and set priorities for action that will make a real impact on people’s lives.
The outcomes the Board wants to achieve will inform the buying (“commissioning”) of health and social care services that will address needs identified in the JSNA.
You can read the JSNA Highlight Report: Kensington and Chelsea (external website).
Developing the Joint Health and Well-being Strategy for 2016 to 21
The Health and Well-being Board hosted a number of conversations in 2016 with members of the public, staff from local authority and NHS organisations, and voluntary and community sector representatives and completed a thorough review of the evidence of local need contained in the JSNA. This helped the Board identify four priority areas where it will focus efforts over the next five years.
- Supporting good mental health for all
- Supporting children, young people and families to have the best possible start
- Addressing the rising tide of long-term conditions
- Building a sustainable health and social care system that is fit for the future