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Practical guides for well-functioning health and wellbeing boards published today 

08/11/2012 
As part of the National Learning Network of health and wellbeing boards, the NHS Confederation is today (8 November) publishing the latest tranche of publications to support the establishment of well-functioning health and wellbeing boards.
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Launching at the network's national summit taking place today in London, the publications cover themes including integration, criminal justice, improving population health and patient and public engagement. They add to the extensive range of resources for health and wellbeing boards (HWBs) published earlier this year. 

Sharing learning

In collaboration with the Department of Health, Local Government Association and NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, the NHS Confederation has been working with HWB learning sets to produce the resources, which are informed by key learning from shadow HWBs from across the country.

The new resources, summarised below, provide practical guidance and principles for these new bodies to consult and consider as they assume their critical role within the reformed health and care system;

Download the learning set products from the NHS Confederation's publications library or the LGA's Knowledge Hub.

Shared leadership

Today's National Learning Network for health and wellbeing boards summit brings together members of HWBs and clinical commissioning groups from across the country to discuss, debate and explore shared leadership to improve health and wellbeing.

Featuring a range of experts from across the health and social care system, the summit aims to support HWB members to further their understanding of shared leadership, identify and test key actions and solutions required to make this happen and increase board members' knowledge of achieving service integration, improving health outcomes and reducing health inequalities.

Golden opportunity

NHS Confederation chief executive, Mike Farrar, who will be speaking at the event, said these new local bodies have a "golden opportunity"  to bring together health and care leaders to jointly improve health and wellbeing, adding that the summit provides an invaluable occasion to share learning, test new thinking, and uncover practical solutions.

View a full list of speakers.

About the network

The National Learning Network for health and wellbeing boards  is supported by the NHS Confederation, Department of Health, Local Government Association and NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, and was set up to support the development and establishment of health and wellbeing boards.

Find out more about the network.

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Contacts

Nicola Rosenberg
nicola.rosenberg@nhsconfed.org

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