Release date: 7 January 2018
West Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board has unveiled its draft Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy to help plan the county's health provision.
But it is keen to hear from residents to help shape the final strategy.
The Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) brings together elected members, senior leaders from the NHS, local authorities, the voluntary sector and partners.
Together their aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of residents of West Sussex, reduce the health inequalities gap by improving the wellbeing of the poorest, and promoting joined up working to ensure better quality of service for all.
The board is made up of councillors, senior officers from Adults Services, Children’s Services, Public Health, GPs and senior officers from Clinical Commissioning Groups, as well as representatives from district and borough councils, voluntary sector, and Healthwatch.
In developing the strategy, the board engaged with various stakeholders and partners for their input on issues that affect them and their local communities.
And now it has launched a public consultation to gather views from residents on the draft strategy.
Amanda Jupp, the board’s chairman, said: “The strategy is an extremely important document that covers everything from start of life care, right through working age to retirement. It applies to each and every member of our communities.
“That is why I believe it is important that residents have the chance to have their say on the draft strategy, to highlight any concerns they may have, and to feedback anything that they think works particularly well.”
The consultation will run until January 27 and can be found at: https://haveyoursay.westsussex.gov.uk/public-health/jhw-strategy-consultation/