Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Health and Wellbeing Board

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As  a result of the 2012 Health and Social Care Act and the transformation of the NHS, Local Authorities have an increased responsibility for the health of their residents. Alongside the direct responsibility for Public Health services we also now play a key part in all health services and must ensure healthy relationships and partnership work with all health providers.

As a result of this all councils were required to establish a Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) and in April 2013 Stockton's Health and Wellbeing Board was officially recognised as a Committee of the Council.

The aim of the HWB is to improve and protect the Borough's health and improve the health of the poorest fastest. It's objectives also include ensuring a joined-up approach to the planning and delivery of services aimed at improving Health and Wellbeing and to address inequalities where they exist. 

The HWB oversees the development of Joint Strategic Needs Assessments. The JSNA is a tool to inform and guide the planning and delivery of health, wellbeing, social care and related services within Stockton-on-Tees. partnership working is an essential component to the JSNA, bringing together a range of stakeholders with a shared interest in a topic area to stimulate positive action for the residents of the Borough.

The Health and Wellbeing Board will review its Terms of Reference annually to ensure all objectives are being met and to continue to promote strong work with relevant partners.

 

Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 

The Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Stockton identifies key priorities and shows approaches that will be taken over a five year period to improve health and reduce health inequalities. The  Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy for 2019-23 has the following  priorities:

All children and families get the best start in life

All people in Stockton-on-Tees live well and live longer

All people in Stockton-on-Tees live in healthy places and sustainable communities

View the Stockton-on-Tees Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
 

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) 2018

The Stockton on Tees Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) has published its most recent  Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) in March 2018.  The PNA includes a description of all the pharmaceutical services currently available from local community pharmacies and other providers and identifies any potential for improvement or better access in the future.  The HWB will keep the PNA up to date through making a revised assessment as soon as is reasonably practicable after identifying changes to the need for pharmaceutical services which are of a significant extent, publication of Supplementary Statements if required and maintaining the map of pharmaceutical services. The next update will be published before April 2021.

View the Stockton on Tees HWB PNA 2018 and appendices.

The HWB is also required to keep the PNA up to date by:

  • Making a revised assessment as soon as is reasonably practicable after identifying changes to the need for pharmaceutical services which are of a significant extent
  • Publication of Supplementary Statements if required
  • Maintaining the map of pharmaceutical services
  • Publishing a full review before April 2021.


Supplementary Statements – Stockton on Tees HWB PNA
When changes to pharmaceutical services take place, such as opening a new pharmacy, this may be documented by the publication of a Supplementary Statement, thereby becoming part of the PNA for the area. Supplementary Statements to the PNA 2018 issued by Stockton on Tees HWB will be shown here (none issued at present).

Map of pharmacies in the Stockton on Tees HWB area
A map of pharmacy premises in the Stockton on Tees HWB area is included in the PNA 2018. Should there be any change to the map, this will be published here (none issued at present).

 

Who is on the Board

The membership of the Health and Wellbeing Board includes Hartlepool and Stockton CCG; North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust; Tees, Esk and Wear Valley Mental Health Trust; Healthwatch; Catalyst; Hartlepool and Stockton Health;  The Police Crime Commissioner; Cleveland Fire Service and senior officers and councillors of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.  

The Board is Chaired by Councillor Jim Beall, Stockton Borough Council's Cabinet Member - Culture, Leisure and Health.

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 A full list of members can be found on the Council's egenda pages.

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