Blackburn with Darwen was one of the first in the country to set up the new Health and Wellbeing Boards as part of government changes to the NHS.
The Board is made up of Councillors, Clinical Commissioning Group members, Council chief officers, Healthwatch representatives and voluntary and community sector representatives.
Its role is to lead on improving the strategic co-ordination of planning and buying local health services, social care for both children and adults and public health services to promote more local control over those services.
Meeting dates, board papers and information can be found on the Blackburn with Darwen Council’s management information system (CMIS).
Health and wellbeing strategy
The Health and Wellbeing Strategy (pdf | 4.3 MiB) sets out how the NHS, Council and other partners will tackle some of the borough’s biggest health and social care challenges over the next three years.
The plan has been drawn up by the Health and Wellbeing Board, which has been working with local residents, voluntary and partner organisations to include their ideas and views.
It will be reviewed and updated every year and we want to hear your views. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or post your comments and suggestions on Twitter at #BwDHWB.