The Health and Wellbeing Board is a statutory partnership which brings together senior leaders from Stoke-on-Trent City Council, NHS commissioners and health service providers, Healthwatch, voluntary sector organisations, education providers and emergency services.
We will build on the strength and kindness which characterises the people and communities of Stoke-on-Trent, by working with and supporting our residents to live longer, happier and more fulfilling lives.
The partnership has strong relationships with other local and regional boards that enable action and delivery against the city’s priorities for improving the health and wellbeing of local people.
The Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2021-25 sets out the board’s priorities for health and wellbeing in Stoke-on-Trent.
Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2021-25
The Stoke-on-Trent Health and Wellbeing Board has a duty to prepare, consult on and publish a Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
The strategy is the city’s plan for reducing health inequalities and improving health and wellbeing for residents of all ages. Using the local needs identified in the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment the board have developed local evidence-based priorities for the commissioning of local services. The strategy will be used by local health and care partners to inform plans for commissioning services and shape how we work together to meet health and social care needs and address the social determinants of health - these are the conditions in the places where people live, learn, work and play that affect their health and quality of life.
The strategy would be incomplete without recognising the direct and indirect impacts of COVID-19 on health and wellbeing. The pandemic has disrupted and changed the delivery of health and social care services. It has both exposed and increased inequalities in society. The priorities and objectives of this strategy respond to the challenges and opportunities arising for the city’s recovery.