The links below provide information about some of the key local bodies set up in accordance with the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
- Calderdale Health & Wellbeing Board (HWB) - for background information, meetings and a resource library.
The Health and Social care Act 2012 establishes health and wellbeing boards as a forum where key leaders from the health and care system work together to improve the health and wellbeing of their local population and reduce health inequalities.From April 2013, when they become statutory, HWBs will will have strategic influence over commissioning decisions across health, public health and social care, bringing together clinical commissioning groups and councils to develop a shared understanding of the health and wellbeing needs of the community.
Quick link to the Health and Wellbeing Board Resource Library
Quick link to a current list of Issues raised in relation to the role of Health and Wellbeing Boards
- Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) - for minutes of meetings of the CCG and previous Clinical Commissioning Executive (CCE), and a link to the Clinical Commissioning Group website.
The CCG will take over full commissioning responsibilities by April 2013.
- HealthWatch Task & Finish Group - This Group has now dissolved. Local Healthwatch will be operational from 1st April 2013.
For general information about Local HealthWatch, Stakeholder Events and 'Task and Finish Group' minutes.Healthwatch will be the independent consumer champion for the public to provide better outcomes in health and social care services. Locally Healthwatch will listen to local people and their views and experiences of using services. It will build on the work already done by networks like LINk. The task and finish group is charged with the development of Local HealthWatch in Calderdale.
- Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield PCT Cluster Board - for Board papers and minutes. This body will dissolve on 1st April 2013
The Board meets in public every 2 months. The meetings are held at locations around Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. The Board is responsible for the strategy, plans and performance of NHS Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield District, and it assesses the delivery of health services in the locality.