Health & Wellbeing Strategy

Joint Health and Wellbeing Integrated Care Strategy

Health and Wellbeing Boards were set up by the government in 2012.

They bring together health and social care partners. The aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of the local population. Health and Wellbeing Boards must have health and wellbeing strategies. There will be a new strategy for 2022 to 2030.

Have your say on the four health and wellbeing priorities in the new strategy by completing our online form.


The Health & Wellbeing Strategy allows the Health & Wellbeing Board to identify priorities and set clear markers for NHS Peterborough and Local Authority commissioners to meet the needs of the population.

The strategy includes five targeted areas, which are a priority to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in Peterborough and is underpinned by the findings and recommendations from the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment for Peterborough.

Our priorities are to:

  • ensure that children and young people have the best opportunities in life to enable them to become healthy adults and make the best of their life chances
  • narrow the gap between those neighbourhoods and communities with the best and worst health outcomes
  • enable older people to stay independent and safe and to enjoy the best possible quality of life
  • enable good child and adult mental health through effective, accessible health promotion and early intervention services
  • maximise the health and wellbeing and opportunities for independent living for people with life-long disabilities and complex needs. 

You can see the Health and Wellbeing Board agenda and minutes in the council meetings section.


Production of a Joint Health & Wellbeing Strategy is to meet the needs identified in the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is a statutory function of the Peterborough Health & Wellbeing Board under the Health and Social Care Act (2012). Both NHS Commissioners and Local Authorities are required to have regard to the Joint Strategy in their service plans.          

The Peterborough Joint Health & Wellbeing Strategy 2016-19 has been developed collaboratively, with a wide range of local authority and NHS officers involved in drafting chapters for their lead area of responsibility.

The first annual summary of Health & Wellbeing Strategy progress was approved by the Peterborough Health & Wellbeing Board in May 2017. Both documents can be viewed below.

PCC Health & Wellbeing Strategy 2016-20191.25MBpdf
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PCC Health & Wellbeing Strategy 2016-19 - Annual Review 20171.21MBpdf
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PCC Health & Wellbeing Strategy 2016-19 - Annual Review 20191.72MBpdf
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The Strategy follows a framework agreed by the Health & Wellbeing Board with sections on:

  • Health needs analysis
  • Health and wellbeing through the lifecourse
  • Creating a healthy environment
  • Tackling health inequalities
  • Working together effectively

The Health & Wellbeing Board approved the Joint Health & Wellbeing Strategy 2016-19 on 21 July 2016, and will monitor its progress.

Previous strategies

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