overall purpose of the Board is to bring together key partners from
the NHS, public health and local government, including Healthwatch
as the patient’s voice to jointly plan how best to meet local
health and care needs.
Board’s three principal statutory duties are:
To assess the needs of the local population through
a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA).
To set out how these needs will be addressed through
a Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWBS) that offers a
strategic framework in which Clinical Commissioning Groups
(CCG’s), Local Authorities and NHS England can make their
To promote greater integration and partnership,
including joint commissioning, integrated provision and pooled
The Board will:
Agree the strategic health and wellbeing priorities
for the city, as a Board and with NHS Vale of York Clinical
Commissioning Group, respecting the fact this Group covers a wider
Make a positive difference, improving outcomes for
all our communities and those who use our services.
Lead on the production of a Joint Health and
Wellbeing Strategy and a Pharmaceutical Needs
The Board will not:
Manage work programmes or oversee specific pieces of
Focus on the delivery of specific health and
Scrutinise the detailed performance of
Take responsibility for the outputs and outcomes of
Be the main vehicle for the patient voiceas this is
the responsibility of Healthwatch.
Board’s Terms of Reference can be found here: