We work with a number of partner organisations within and outside the NHS.
Collaborative working, shared decision making and priorities are vital to make the best use of our available resources.
In this section you can see who we work with, find out more about the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and the Health and Wellbeing Board.
Buckinghamshire County Council
Health and Wellbeing Board
The Health & Wellbeing Board exists to ensure there is effective partnership working across the county to meet people’s health and social care needs and to ensure efficient use of resources to meet a set of identified priorities.
Good progress has been made in 2012 to set up a Shadow Health and Wellbeing Board for Buckinghamshire and to consult on and develop a Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
Buckinghamshire has a rich history of partnership working to improve health care. This new Board is, therefore, very much the next logical step to take.
The Board is a partnership between Local Government, the NHS and the people of Buckinghamshire. Members include senior local GPs, senior Councillors, the Local Involvement Network (LINk) and senior Officers from Local Government. Dr. Karen West, Clinical Lead for Joint Commissioning and Partnership Working for Aylesbury Vale CCG is the Vice Chair of the Buckinghamshire Health and Wellbeing Board.
Further information about the Board can be found on Buckinghamshire County Council website.
The Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy
The Health and Wellbeing Board has published its first Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Buckinghamshire. This evidence based strategy outlines the vision, aims and priorities that the Board feel will lead to the biggest improvement in health and wellbeing for residents across the county. A set of priorities was developed for the first Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy and went to public consultation between January and March 2012.
The aim of the HWB is to promote healthier lives for everyone in Buckinghamshire and to strive for Buckinghamshire to be a place where:
- Every child has the best start in life
- Everyone takes greater responsibility for their health and wellbeing
- Everyone has an equal opportunity to access services and support to help them fulfill their potential
- Keeping people healthier for longer – adding years to life and life to years
As a partner in the Health and Wellbeing Board, we will do our part to contribute to achieving these priorities. Our Delivery Plan 2013/14 describes how our work contributes to the Health and Wellbeing priorities for Buckinghamshire.
For more information about the work of the Health and Wellbeing Board call 01296 387728
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We work with a variety of healthcare providers and other organisations across the area to ensure our residents can access comprehensive high quality care. Visit our Local Services page to learn more about these groups and services.
Central Southern Commissioning Support Unit
We are supported by the Central Southern Commissioning Support Unit (CSCSU). The CSCSU provides a fully comprehensive range of commissioning support functions to a wide range of supporting services to 14 CCGs commissioning for a population of 3.6m.