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About the board

Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBBs) were introduced as part of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, as the forum through which Councils now deliver their duties to improve the strategic coordination across the local NHS, social care, children’s services and public health.

Solihull HWBB started operating fully on 1st April 2013 when it became responsible for a number of statutory functions as required by law. Prior to this date the Board had been meeting formally in shadow form since April 2011. The Board is where key leaders from the health and care system work together to improve the health and wellbeing of the local population and to reduce health inequalities across the Borough.

HWBBs across the country must seek to:

  • assess the needs of their local population through the joint strategic needs assessment process
  • produce a local health and wellbeing strategy as the overarching framework within which commissioning plans are developed for health services, social care, public health and other services which the board agrees are relevant
  • promote greater integration and partnership, including joint commissioning, integrated provision, and pooled budgets where appropriate

Our vision and approach

Solihull HWBB has agreed its main role as promoting the health and wellbeing of the population of Solihull and reducing health inequalities by coordinating the commissioning of health and wellbeing services and ensuring the integration of services.

The board aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the population of Solihull from pre-birth to end of life, reduce inequalities and improve the quality of health, education and social care services. It will do this by promoting a strategy of prevention, early intervention, re-ablement and rehabilitation; supported wherever possible by community based public health programmes, education, health care and social care.

Contact the board

Donna Vines
Telephone: 0121 704 6714

Elizabeth Kiely

Telephone: 0121 704 6055