HWBs

Public Health England 

The public health function transferred from PCTs to local authorities and to the overarching body Public Health England from 1 April 2013. 
 
Public Health England has been established to protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing, and to reduce inequalities. 
 
Public Health England will operate through four regions and 15 centres:
 
Public Health in England Structure
 
 
LOCs-CCGs-HWBs Relationships
 

 

Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs)

Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs) have been established to set a joint health and wellbeing strategy (JHWS) for each upper tier council area (for example county and city councils).  They are designed to promote joint working and integrated services across health and social care. 
 
Each board includes an elected member of the local council; the council’s directors of adult services, children's services and public health; a member of the local Healthwatch; and representatives of each CCG in the local area.  Each board is free to expand their membership to include a wide range of perspectives and expertise and they will seek to engage a wide range of partners.
 
Local Eye Health Networks will be the route for LOCs to influence the assessment of eye health and care needs by their Health and Wellbeing Board at a local level. The assessment of eye care needs should be included in the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) and a JSNA template has been development by UK Vision Strategy.

Map of Health & Wellbeing Boards

The Local Government Association has created a map listing the health and wellbeing boards in each of the nine local authority regions, including the names of each HWB Chair.
 
To access the interactive map click here.

Resources

LOCs can improve a presentation to a Health and Wellbeing Board by using this template. The PowerPoint presentation highlights how LOCs can partner HWBs to deliver high-quality and accessible eye care. The structured presentation can be adapted for use by any Local Optical Committee.

Download the PowerPoint presentation.

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Northamptonshire LOC's AGM

The Westone Manor Hotel Northampton, Ashley Way, Weston Favell, Northampton, NN3 3EA

AGM

2017-03-06 18:15:00 - 2017-03-06 21:00:00

Contact name: Jackie Hill

Contact email: jyhilluk@virginmedia.com

North & West Lancashire LOC's AGM

Brockholes Reserve Conference Centre, Preston, PR5 0AG

AGM

2017-03-15 18:00:00 - 2017-03-15 20:30:00

Contact name: Paul Hutchence

Contact email: nwllocsec@gmail.com

Central Mersey LOC's AGM

Hill Crest Hotel, Cronton Lane, Widnes, WA8 9AR

AGM

2017-03-21 18:00:00 - 2017-03-21 20:30:00

Contact name: Ian White

Contact email: locsec@hotmail.co.uk

East Sussex LOC's AGM

In Lewes

AGM

2017-03-22 19:00:00 - 2017-03-22 21:00:00

Contact name: Jackie Oxley

Contact email: jackie.oxley@googlemail.com

Sandwell LOC's AGM

Park Inn, M5, Jct1, Birmingham Road, West Bromwich, B70 6RS

AGM

2017-03-23 18:30:00 - 2017-03-23 21:00:00

Contact name: Peter Hampson

Contact email: pghampson@gmail.com

Hertfordshire LOC's AGM

Biopark, Room 2, Broadwater Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 3AX

AGM

2017-03-27 20:00:00 - 2017-03-27 22:00:00

Contact name: Gill Abbott

Contact email: hertsloc@btinternet.com

Derbyshire LOC's AGM

The Lion Hotel, Belper, DE56 1AX

AGM

2017-03-28 19:15:00 - 2017-03-28 21:00:00

Contact name: Andrew Glynn

Contact email: apglynn@tiscali.co.uk

Kingston, Richmond & Twickenham LOC's AGM

Cole Court, Twickenham

AGM

2017-03-29 19:00:00 - 2017-03-29 21:00:00

Contact name: Anna Buxton

Contact email: krtloc3@gmail.com

Buckinghamshire LOC's AGM

The Floyd Auditorium, Postgraduate Education Centre, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Rd, Aylesbury HP21 8AL

AGM

2017-04-19 18:15:00 - 2017-04-19 21:00:00

Contact name: Angela McNamee

Contact email: bucksloc@hotmail.com

Dorset LOC's AGM

The RNLI College, West Quay Road, Poole, BH15 1HZ

AGM

2017-04-25 18:30:00 - 2017-04-25 21:00:00

Contact name: Rachel Edwards

Contact email: info@dorsetloc.org

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