Wandsworth Health and Wellbeing Board
About the Board
The board is a partnership between Wandsworth Council and local GPs, who have formed a clinical commissioning group. Closer working between Wandsworth Council and local health professionals presents a great opportunity to improve the lives of our residents and promote a healthier borough.
The board was set up as part of the Government's 2012 reorganisation of the health service. It brings together the council and the Clinical Commissioning Group to agree shared priorities for improving the health and wellbeing of the people of Wandsworth.
The priorities are set following an assessment of local need, called the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment, and are then published in a Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
We will work to ensure regeneration and development schemes are opportunities to improve people's health and wellbeing.
With a specific focus on the Roehampton and Winstanley estates, and the potential to expand to Tooting, we will work with all partners, including residents, developers and local organisations, to improve the health and wellbeing of residents living in these areas.
We will identify the people most in need and deliver holistic programmes that address their health needs.
We want to ensure that groups of people with the worst health, and those at most risk of ill health, are identified and provided with the right services and support to meet their needs.
We will make mental health as important as physical health in improving health and reducing inequalities.
Good mental health is essential to good physical health. We know that it is important to make sure that the same attention and resources are directed to mental health as to physical health.
For further information about the Health and Wellbeing board, contact Laura Campbell:
- Email: LCampbell@Wandsworth.gov.uk