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Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy

The Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS) is a document that aims to inform and influence decisions about the commissioning and delivery of health and social care services in Lincolnshire, so that they are focused on the needs of the people who use them and tackle the factors that affect everyone’s health and wellbeing.

The production of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy is a legal requirement under the 2012 Health and Social Care Act, and responsibility for producing it rests with the Lincolnshire Health and Wellbeing Board.

The Lincolnshire Health and Wellbeing Board also has responsibility for the production of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). The JSNA reports on the health and wellbeing needs of the people of Lincolnshire. It brings together detailed information on local health and wellbeing needs and looks ahead at emerging challenges and projected future needs.

In 2012, Lincolnshire’s Health and Wellbeing Board produced Lincolnshire’s first Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy. This covers the period 2013-2018.

During 2017, the Health and Wellbeing Board reviewed the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy using the updated JSNA as the primary evidence base. As part of the process, a series of engagement events and opportunities took place in early summer 2017 to gather the views and insights of key stakeholders, partners and the public.

A full report of the engagement process and findings can be downloaded by following the link on this webpage.

In short, the engagement was extensive and diverse with 400+ people involved, representing 100+ groups and organisations.

Feedback from the various engagement stages was provided to an informal session of the Health and Wellbeing Board in early September, with attendees given the opportunity to reflect on the outcome of the engagement, as well as discuss the possible approach to the next stage of development for the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

The finding of all phases of the engagement was collated and summarised for consideration by the Health and Wellbeing Board at their meeting on 26th September 2017. The Board received a report on the findings of the engagement and agreed to undertake further work on the emerging priorities identified through the engagement. These are:

  • Mental Health - both Adults & Children and Young Peoples
  • Housing
  • Carers
  • Physical Activity
  • Dementia
  • Obesity

A number of key themes emerged during the engagement process. These include the need for the JHWS to have a strong focus on prevention and early intervention; to take collective action across a range of organisations to deliver the JHWS; to deliver transformational change and the need for the JHWS to focus on tackling inequalities and equitable provision of services that support and promote health and wellbeing.

Based on these themes, further discussions were undertaken with JSNA leads and commissioning managers for each of the priority areas listed above during October-November. An update on this work, with recommendations for going forward, was presented and considered by the Health and Wellbeing Board at its meeting on 5th December.

The presentation slides are available to download.

The Board agreed a new governance structure with identified groups in place that would develop their delivery plans linked to the priorities identified. These groups will be accountable to the Health and Wellbeing Board and will regularly update on progress against the priorities identified in the new strategy.

Further engagement with the identified groups, stakeholders and service users, to shape the delivery plans, is planned in early 2018, with the strategy published mid-2018.

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Last updated: 12 December 2017

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