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About the Board

Health and Wellbeing Boards were formally established on April 1st 2012 as part of the Health and Social Care Act (2012) and became statutory bodies from April 1st 2013.  Gloucestershire Health and Wellbeing Board leads on improving the co-ordination of commissioning across Health, Social Care and Public Health services and brings together elected members, leaders from the NHS, social care, Police  and the voluntary and community  sector to work together and support one another to improve the health and wellbeing of the local population and reduce health inequalities. Its terms of reference are set out below:

GHWB Terms of Reference


The board’s responsibilities include:

  • Oversight of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA).
  • A duty to produce a Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy that identifies key priorities for health and local government commissioning of services. A new version of the strategy is currently being developed - find out more here

Ensuring that the Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group has used the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy to influence their plans for the future.

The board has a relationship with a number of groups to support its work.  Further details of the groups can be found on the GHWB Relationship Diagram.


The core membership of the Board is set down by Central Government although boards can add additional members to meet local needs: Current membership

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