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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Salford & Trafford LOC's AGM

Marriott Worsley Park Hotel, Walkden Road, Manchester, M28 2QT

AGM

2017-05-24 18:30:00 - 2017-05-24 21:00:00

Contact name: Lindsey Flynn

Contact email: salford.traffordloc@hotmail.com

Hampshire LOC's AGM

Norton Park Hotel, Sutton Scotney, Winchester SO21 3NB

AGM

2017-06-06 18:00:00 - 2017-06-06 21:00:00

Contact name: Ian Silk

Contact email: isilk@hampshireloc.org.uk

Lincolnshire LOC's AGM

Bentley Hotel, Lincoln Rd, S Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 9NH

AGM

2017-06-07 18:45:00 - 2017-06-07 21:00:00

Contact name: Sab Bahl

Contact email: sabkbahl@aol.com

Leeds LOC's AGM

Thackray Medical Museum, 141 Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN

AGM

2017-06-08 18:00:00 - 2017-06-08 21:00:00

Contact name: Alison Alderson

Contact email: leedsloc@gmail.com

Wirral LOC's AGM

The Village Hotel, Pool Lane, Bromborough, Wirral, CH62 4UE

AGM

2017-06-12 18:00:00 - 2017-06-12 21:00:00

Contact name: Dylan Barton

Contact email: dylan.barton@nhs.net

Staffordshire LOC's AGM

Yarnfield Training & Conference Centre, Yarnfield, Stone ST15 0NL

AGM

2017-06-13 18:30:00 - 2017-06-13 21:00:00

Contact name: Alison Lowell

Contact email: admin@staffsloc.co.uk

Cumbria LOC's AGM

Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands, nr Kendal, Cumbria LA7 7NW

AGM

2017-06-13 19:30:00 - 2017-06-13 21:00:00

Contact name: Bruce Avery

Contact email: braveryoptom@talktalk.net

Merton, Sutton & Wandsworth LOC's AGM

Grenfell Housing & Training, 16-20 Kingston Road, London, SW19 1JZ

AGM

2017-06-14 18:30:00 - 2017-06-14 21:00:00

Contact name: Mark Richardson

Contact email: m.richardson@tkp-ltd.com

Essex LOC's AGM

The Northumberland Suite, Writtle College, Lordship Road, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3EH

AGM

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

Contact name: Katie Kingcott

Contact email: enquiries@essex-loc.org

Cambridgeshire LOC's AGM

George Hotel, George St, Huntingdon PE29 3AB

AGM

2017-06-15 18:30:00 - 2017-06-15 21:00:00

Contact name: Vivien Rosamond

Contact email: Andrew@rosamond.fslife.co.uk

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