The Health and Wellbeing Strategy allows the Health and 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 Welbeing Board agenda and minutes in the council meetings section.
Production of a Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy is to meet the needs identified in the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is a statutory function of the Peterborough Health and 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 and 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 Strategy follows a framework agreed by the Health and 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 and Wellbeing Board approved the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2016-19 on 21 July 2016, and will monitor its progress.
Integrated Healthy Lifestyles Service consultation
Peterborough residents are being asked for their views on a proposed integrated service to improve local health and wellbeing by providing information, signposting and support to help people to stop smoking, improve levels of physical activity and exercise or to lose weight.
You can find out more about the Integrated Healthy Lifestyles Service consultation in the consultations section.