A great unfulfilled potential of the 2012 health reforms was a health and wellbeing strategy agreed jointly by the local authority, CCG, Healthwatch and others on the Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB). This was an opportunity to look long term not just at health and
Having considered what a strategy should contain, suggested that many Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies (JHWS’s) don’t seem to be to be properly strategic and speculated on why that might be, I now want to show what the essence of a strategy might look like.
Having suggested what a strategy should include and assessed a number of Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies (JHWS’s) and concluded they do not generally include what a strategy should, I now want to briefly consider why that might be. This is largely speculation, because
I have long thought that our local Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS), and most of the others I have seen, are not very strategic. They don’t do a good job of identifying a way in which ‘the whole system’ locally (including patients and the