Decision details

Review of Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No


Clare Platt, Head of Service, Health, Equity, Welfare and Partnerships, Lancashire County Council, gave a verbal update on the feedback from the recent questionnaire completed by members of the Board on the future direction of the Board.


Feedback confirmed that the role of the Board was to provide strategic leadership, co-ordination and accountability, with a work programme that partners would engage with.  It also needed to ensure that the right issues came to the Board and the focus needed to be on what difference the Board was making.


Discussion ensued as to whether members felt that workshops for some of the meetings was a way forward, where 'thorny' issues that required collaborative/multi-agency responses, and also to engage with the other Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Boards to address issues of common interest such as the Integrated Care System Strategy and Delivery Plan.  These workshops would also be an opportunity to build trust and explore opportunities.  Board members were in agreement to hold workshops as and when necessary to discuss relevant issues.


Feedback also addressed the possibility of establishing an Executive group that would sign off the less contentious issues and progress/performance reports. It was suggested that the whole Board would receive the reports, offering the opportunity to submit any comments, to be discussed at the Executive and the report signed off.


In reviewing the way forward for the Health and Wellbeing Board, it was agreed it needed to review best practice, confirm its relationship with the Integrated Care System governance and discuss the current multi-agency issues.  It also needed to minimise duplication and be clear on the items relevant for discussion.


Resolved:  That following the feedback from discussion, Clare Platt to progress development of workshops and the Executive group.


Date of decision: 28/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 28/01/2020 - Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Board

Accompanying Documents:

  • Verbal Report