Resources for health and wellbeing boards

06 / 08 / 2014

The NHS Confederation has been working with health and wellbeing boards, the Department of Health and the Local Government Association (LGA) to produce a range of publications which share learning and good practice on various aspects of health and wellbeing boards' work. 

These contribute to the health and wellbeing system improvement support led by the LGA in partnership with a number of bodies, including the Confederation.

This work follows on from the resources produced during 2012/13 which were based on learning from a number of national learning sets in collaboration with the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, Department of Health and Local Government Association  for shadow health and wellbeing boards.

These health and wellbeing board products are also available on the LGA's Knowledge Hub.


Good practice in joint health and wellbeing strategies: a self-evaluation tool for health and wellbeing boards
Operating principles for Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies: enabling joint decision-making for improved health and wellbeing
Encouraging integrated working for adults and older people: a practical guide for health and wellbeing boards
Poster: Health and wellbeing boards: developing a local outcomes framework for adults and older people

Criminal justice

Criminal justice system agencies: building effective engagement  

Patient and public engagement 

Review of key policy documents 
Patient and public engagement: a practical guide

Improving population health  

Health impact assessment: tool for health and wellbeing boards 
Improving population health: action learning for health and wellbeing boards 

Support and resources

*NEW* Health and wellbeing boards: leading local response to Winterbourne View
 *NEW* Comparing apples with oranges? How to make better use of evidence from the voluntary and community sector to improve health outcomes
Stronger together: how health and wellbeing boards can work effectively with local providers
Support and resources for health and wellbeing boards

Children and young people

Poster of key success factors and issues for boards to consider 
Review of key policy documents 
Putting policies into practice - real examples  


A guide to governance for health and wellbeing boards 
Working with local government: a guide for GP commissioners  

Working with GP commissioners: a guide for local councillors and officers

Good practice in joint health and wellbeing strategies: a self-evaluation tool for health and wellbeing boards

Collective resources

Summary guide on the best use of collective resources
Examples in practice  

Other relevant resources

Making a local difference: state of play and challenges ahead for health and wellbeing boards
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Useful resources for health and wellbeing boards 

System leadership

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