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Health and Wellbeing Board

The Isle of Wight Health and Wellbeing Board has a statutory role (set out in law by the Health & Social Care Act 2012). It works to:

  • improve the health and wellbeing of local people,
  • to reduce health inequalities amongst the Island population, to promote the integration of services so they work more closely together, and to oversee the publication of a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) which paints a picture of local needs and a Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS) which is a plan for how these needs can be met.

Hosted by the Isle of Wight Council the Board brings together the NHS, public health, adult social care and children's services, including elected representatives and Local Healthwatch, to plan how best to meet the needs of their local population and tackle local inequalities in health.

You can find out more about the board here.