Kent and Medway
Joint Health and Wellbeing Board (Advisory Sub Committee of the
Health and Wellbeing Boards of Medway Council and Kent County
In 2020/21 the administration of
the Joint Board was undertaken by Medway Council and further
information including agendas and minutes can be found on Medway
Council’s website which can be accessed here
The Kent and Medway Joint Health
and Wellbeing Board is an advisory sub-committee which operates to
encourage persons who arrange for the provision of any health or
social care services in the area to work in an integrated manner
and for the purpose of advising on the development of the
Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) Plans for Kent
It will seek to:
leadership to improve health and well-being outcomes across both
local authority areas, to enable shared discussion and consensus
about the STP across the Kent and Medway footprint in an open and
Help to ensure
the STP has democratic legitimacy and accountability, to seek
assurance that health care services paid for by public monies are
provided in a cost-effective manner.
Consider the work
of the STP and encourage persons who arrange for the provision of
any health or social care services in the area to work in an
Take account of
and advise on the wider statutory duties of Health and Social Care
(a) To consider and
influence the work of the STP focusing on prevention, Local Care
and wellbeing across Kent and Medway.
(b) To consider and
shape the development of Local Care within the STP which will
impact on adult social care delivery in both authorities, advising
the Kent and Medway Health and Wellbeing Boards
(c) To give advice
to the STP in developing clear plans and business cases to assist
commissioners in making best use of their combined resources to
improve local health and well-being outcomes, particularly relating
to the Local Care and Prevention work streams, making
recommendations to the Kent and Medway Health and Wellbeing Boards
on support that could be provided.
(d) To keep NHS
commissioning plans under review, insofar as they relate to STP
Plans to ensure they are taking into account the Kent and Medway
Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and local HWB Strategies,
referring back to the STP Programme
Board and respective Kent and Medway Health and Wellbeing Boards
where they do not.
(e) To champion
integration in local care delivery, including working with the STP
to establish a Kent and Medway Local Care Board.
(f) To support the
development of the Clinical Strategy.
(g) To ensure alignment
of the Kent and Medway JSNAs with population health needs to inform
the STP Case for Change and the associated Clinical
(h) To consider and
advise on the development of the STP Preventative work-stream given
it is heavily focused on Public Health functions within both
consider and advise on the development of options for the local
authorities’ role in a Strategic Commissioner arrangement
with Health – the engagement in which remains a matter for
each of the local authorities.
consider options for the Local Authority role in the development of
Integrated Care Systems (previously known as Accountable Care
Partnerships), the engagement in which remains a matter for each of
the local authorities.