Health and Wellbeing Board

Derbyshire's Health and Wellbeing Board sets priorities to improve health and wellbeing in the county.

It also makes sure that services provided by GPs, us and other healthcare providers work effectively together.

The board is chaired by our Cabinet Member for Health and Communities Councillor Carol Hart and includes representatives from a wide range of other organisations.

These include district and borough councils, GPs, Healthwatch Derbyshire, representatives from clinical commissioning groups, healthcare providers, voluntary sector and social care agencies.

You can find a full list of members of Derbyshire's Health and Wellbeing Board and reports from the board meetings attached to this page.


The Health and Wellbeing Board meets every two months. Health and wellbeing meetings (opens in a new window) take place at various venues across the county.

Meeting dates

  • 5 October 2017, 10am to noon, Committee Room 1, County Hall, Matlock
  • 7 December 2017, 10am to noon, Committee Room 1, County Hall, Matlock
  • 1 March 2018, 10am to noon, Committee Room 1, County Hall, Matlock
  • 19 April 2018, 10am to noon, Committee Room 1, County Hall, Matlock.

Health and wellbeing strategy

The Health and Wellbeing Board is required to publish a strategy setting out its key priorities and how members will work together to improve the health and wellbeing of Derbyshire's residents.

Derbyshire's Health and Wellbeing Strategy focuses on four priority areas, these are:

  • keep people healthy and independent in their own home
  • build social capital
  • create healthy communities
  • support the emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people.

Addressing these priorities will help us work to achieve our overarching outcomes for Derbyshire:

  • increased healthy life expectancy.
  • reduced differences in life expectancy and healthy life expectancy between communities.

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) reports on the health and wellbeing needs of people in Derbyshire. It brings together data on local health and wellbeing needs and looks ahead at emerging challenges and any future needs. This information then guides the future planning and commissioning of health and wellbeing services within Derbyshire.


The Health and Wellbeing Board has a number of groups who work on important issues.

Work currently includes:

  • developing and strengthening social capital that will lead to better health within communities and
  • developing a joint approach to funding for the voluntary sector
  • developing a joint performance dashboard for health and wellbeing partners
  • considering the important links between housing and health.

Related documents

The following documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)