Shropshire Council

What is the Health and Wellbeing Board in Shropshire?

Health and Wellbeing Boards are an important feature of the reforms brought about by the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

The Health and Wellbeing Board acts to ensure that key leaders from the health and care system work together to improve the health and wellbeing of Shropshire residents. Health and Wellbeing Board members collaborate to understand their local community’s needs, agree priorities and work together to plan how best to deliver services.

The board meets six times a year on alternate months.

Our aims are:

  • To improve the population’s health and wellbeing
  • To reduce health inequalities that can cause unfair and avoidable differences in people’s health
  • To help as many people as possible live long, happy and productive lives by promoting health and wellbeing at all stages of life
  • To ensure that prevention is at the heart of improving health and wellbeing, and to reduce ill health and the associated demand on health and care services
  • To provide democratic input into the Integrated Care System
  • To work with our communities and population to lead their role in improving their own health and wellbeing

Our vision is:

  • For Shropshire people to be healthy and fulfilled

Can the public attend these meetings?

Yes. The meetings are open to the public, and a seating area is provided.

Can the public ask questions at the meeting?

Public questions are a standing agenda item and are welcomed, but notice of your question should be received a minimum of three clear working days (ie not counting the day the question is received or the day of the meeting) prior to the commencement of the relevant meeting. You can find out more from our Legal and Democratic Services section.

The agenda is published on the council website usually the week before the meeting.