Health and wellbeing board
The Gateshead Health and Wellbeing Board was put together as part of government-led changes to the health and social care system set out by the Health and Social Care Act 2012. It became a statutory committee on the 1st April 2013.
Our Health and Wellbeing Board helps local commissioners of health and social care, partner organisations, elected representatives, and representatives of Healthwatch to work together to improve the health and wellbeing of communities in Gateshead. The Board provides strategic direction on the wider determinants of health and wellbeing through its Gateshead health and wellbeing strategy.
Ultimately, its aim is to build a thorough understanding of the needs of local communities, agree priorities, and make sure that patients and the public have more choice and experience better services in the future.
Health and wellbeing boards - read more about the purpose of Health and Wellbeing Boards, and differences they have made to healthcare
Healthwatch - Healthwatch England ensures that those who commission, deliver and regulate health and care services listen to the public
Healthwatch Gateshead - have your say on health and social care in Gateshead
Gateshead Health and Wellbeing Board - more information on Gateshead's Health and Wellbeing Board