The health and wellbeing board carries out statutory
functions as required by the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and
other functions delegated to it.
The functions of the board are:
To encourage those who arrange the provision of any
health or social care services in Herefordshire to work in an
integrated manner for the purpose of advancing the health and
wellbeing of the people of Herefordshire.
To provide such advice, assistance or other support
as it thinks appropriate, for the purpose of encouraging the making
of prescribed arrangements under S 75 National Health Service Act
To encourage those who arrange for the provision of
any health related services in Herefordshire to work closely with
the health and wellbeing board.
To encourage the close working of those providing
health or social care services with those who arrange for the
provision of health related services in Herefordshire.
To prepare a health and social care joint strategic
needs assessment (Understanding Herefordshire) for the
To prepare a health and wellbeing strategy to meet
Reviewing whether the commissioning plans and
arrangements for the NHS, public health and social care (including
Better Care Fund submissions) are in line with and have given due
regard to the health and wellbeing strategy.
To prepare and publish a local Pharmaceutical Needs
Assessment under S206 of the 2012 Act.
To give its opinion, as appropriate, to
Herefordshire Council, the Clinical Commissioning Group or NHS
Commissioning Board, as to whether they are discharging their duty
to have regard to any assessment of relevant needs prepared by the
Council, the Clinical Commissioning Group or NHS Commissioning
Board in the exercise of their functions.
To sign off annual plans and periodic performance
submissions for the Better Care Fund.
The council’s constitution sets out the basic rules governing the
health and wellbeing board, including
composition and role,
Members of the public can
get involved by
attending a meeting in public and by
asking a question at a meeting in
In line with guidance, the board will
meet formally in public when the board is being asked to make
decisions and deal with formal business. Agenda papers for those meetings in public will be
available on the
Guidance recognises that health and
wellbeing boards will also meet informally for workshops or seminar
sessions and for board learning and development. Such events are not meetings in public and do not
appear on the website.