The Gloucestershire Health and Wellbeing Partnership is a statutory Committee established by the NHS Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board (NHS Gloucestershire) and Gloucestershire County Council as equal partners. It is a key component of the governance architecture of Gloucestershire’s Integrated Care System.

The Committee and its development has been informed by The Health and Care Act 2022 and associated national guidance. It brings together NHS, social care, public health and other public, voluntary and community sector partners to address the wider health, social care and public health needs of the population and the wider determinants of population health and wellbeing.

Alongside the Integrated Care Board, its purpose is to deliver the four fundamental purposes of the Integrated Care System as set out by the Department of Health and Social Care:

  • improve outcomes in population health and healthcare
  • tackle inequalities in outcomes, experience, and access
  • enhance productivity and value for money
  • help the NHS support broader social and economic development.

The Gloucestershire Health and Wellbeing Partnership will be established by two founding members; the Chair (drawn from the existing Health and Wellbeing Board), and the Chief Executive of NHS Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board.

The founding members will then appoint the remaining members of the Partnership, ensuring that members will possess between them knowledge, skills and experience in:

  • The determinants of health and wellbeing
  • Primary, secondary and tertiary prevention
  • Locality and community engagement and development
  • Strategy and partnership development
  • Programme planning and delivery
  • Measurement, evaluation, and benefits realisation
  • Working with people and communities and public/citizen voice and representation.

When appointing members to the Committee, active consideration will be made to promoting diversity across the Partnership’s membership.

The Partnership will meet at least six times a year and the typical cycle will be a bi-monthly meeting. Additional meetings may take place as required. Meetings details and papers will be uploaded to this website.

More details about the Committee, its work and members will be added to this page in the coming weeks.