The Health and Wellbeing Strategy is submitted for the Board’s approval – Nigel Minns / Gemma McKinnon
The Board gave consideration to the final draft of its Health and Wellbeing Strategy (HWBS). It had been drafted using findings from the most recent Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA), a Covid-19 recovery survey and a health impact assessment (HIA).
A survey was undertaken to consult with Warwickshire residents on the draft HWBS, with details provided of the mechanisms used and Appendix 1 to the report detailed the outcomes from the survey. The executive summary pulled out key data from the consultation. Specifically, responses were sought to the following ambitions:
The feedback against each ambition was reported, together with some concerns around partnership and ensuring that the voluntary and community sector was involved fully. The executive summary and appendix provided more detail on this. Working collaboratively with a wide range of diverse communities was recognised as a key to success. Consultee feedback was provided on the proposed focuses for the Board.
The draft strategy was reviewed in light of the consultation findings and examples were provided of the changes made, strengthening partnership aspects, inclusion of the voluntary and community sector and in relation to implementation and monitoring. The draft HWBS had been updated to reflect the ambition to work with communities, to ensure cultural competence and to develop accessible, responsive, and high-quality services designed in a way to reduce inequalities in health.
Next steps were reported in terms of sharing feedback and subject to approval, the development of delivery and local implementation plans and an outcomes framework.
The report was accompanied by a presentation from Nigel Minns on the consultation findings and the final draft of the HWBS, which covered the following areas:
The Chair commended the document as a step change, providing a positive way forward. It had also been endorsed by the leaders of all district and borough councils in Warwickshire. Discussion took place on the following areas: