05 January 2016

People are being encouraged to have their say on a draft strategy for Northamptonshire’s Health and Wellbeing Board.

The Northamptonshire Health and Wellbeing Board

The Northamptonshire Health and Wellbeing Board brings together representatives from Northamptonshire County Council, district and borough councils, clinical commissioning groups, the University of Northampton, local hospitals, community-based services, Healthwatch and the voluntary sector.

Together they work to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Northamptonshire, reduce health inequalities and promote the integration of services.

About the draft strategy

Called ‘Supporting Northamptonshire to Flourish’, the strategy will be used to help prioritise the development and delivery of health and wellbeing services in Northamptonshire over the next four years - 2016 to 2020.

The draft strategy sets out four main priorities:

• Every child gets the best start
• Taking responsibility and making informed choices
• Promoting independence and quality of life for older adults
• Creating an environment for all people to flourish

Chair of the health and wellbeing board Councillor Robin Brown said: “This strategy is for the people of Northamptonshire and we really want to hear your comments on it.

“We have identified some key issues that can most effectively be tackled by working together which will reduce health inequality and make a long-term difference to people’s lives.

“Your feedback will help make sure we develop a final strategy that meets the needs of everyone in the county.”

The consultation is open from 4th January until 15th February.

The final draft of the strategy will be taken to the Health and Wellbeing Board on the 10th March 2016 for approval.