I have struggled over a number of years to explain my thinking on health and wellbeing strategies in a way that strikes a chord with people. Anyway, this is my latest attempt. This was originally a model to provide a framework for action on mental
Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies are important and will continue to be so, even under the new ICS system. As I’ve said in these blogs a number of times, I think they generally do not seem to do what a good strategy should. I’ve tried
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
I have done quite a lot of work over the past few months, refining my thoughts on what a decent Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS) might look like. That is largely because a new JHWS is being produced locally, and I have been trying
As I noted in the last blog, the four-month consultation period on our local Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS) has just ended. Last time, I reflected on how the feedback could and should be used. This time, I want to ask whether I was
An outline health and wellbeing strategy that combines the integration of physical, mental and social care locally with patient and public involvement.
In my last blog, I said I would look next at what a Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS) might look like if resources and ambition were limited (given that my previous attempt to sketch a strategy required a considerable degree of commitment and joint
Having suggested what a health and wellbeing strategy should look like, the current Covid crisis raises the question: ‘if something like this comes along and throws everything into the air, why bother with a strategy?’ Generally, I think, it’s still worth having a strategy, though
In my last blog, I outlined the broad shape of what a Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy might look like. I included a rough diagram to illustrate it but wanted to produce a slightly more detailed systems map, showing some of the connections and feedback
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.