Health and wellbeing boards: one year on

The King's Fund -
Health and wellbeing boards have made good progress in establishing themselves but face a critical year which could define whether they develop into system leaders or are relegated to a side show according to The King’s Fund second survey of boards. The report based on a survey of nearly half of the 152 health and wellbeing boards shows that local authorities have brought strong leadership to establishing the Boards and report good relationships with CCGs. Most have prioritised public health inequalities allaying concerns about the transfer of this remit to local authorities. However, there is little sign they have begun to grapple with immediate issues such as reconfiguration and integrated care with the latter only mentioned by 9 respondents.