In the rush to implement Integrated Care Systems, don’t forget Health and Wellbeing Boards

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Release date: 6/8/2019

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TitleIn the rush to implement Integrated Care Systems, don’t forget Health and Wellbeing Boards
Media name/outletpolicy@manchester
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date6/08/19
DescriptionIn the context of the changes set out in the recent NHS long term plan (2019), Dr Anna Coleman draws our attention to the recently published LGA report which highlights some of the good work that Health and Wellbeing Boards have been undertaking since they were introduced in 2013. She suggests the new place-based system of working (Integrated Care Systems) could usefully learn from them how to operate successfully across sectors and organisational boundaries, include an element of democratic accountability and create strategic partnerships of equals.
•The early development of Health and Wellbeing Boards showed potential for local integration, but some cases were hampered by a lack of local willpower or statutory basis.
•As strategic thinking in health moves towards Integrated Care Systems (successors to Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships), we should remember that HWBs have been piloting similar place-based approaches to integrating health and social care since 2013.
•The experience of HWBs should be learned from and built upon as Integrated Care Systems are developed
URLblog.policy.manchester.ac.uk/health/2019/08/in-the-rush-to-implement-integrated-care-systems-dont-forget-health-and-wellbeing-boards/
PersonsAnna Coleman